Laos releases millions of fish to ensure food security

The Star

Vientiane plans to release an additional two million fish back into the river to meet the government’s goal of releasing 58 million fish this year to ensure food security.

Director of Vientiane Agriculture and Forestry Department, Dr Lasay Nouanthasing said that between 1994 and 2020, over 30 million fingerlings had been released throughout the municipality, and another 2 million would be released later this year.

He was speaking on Tuesday (July 13) at the fish releasing ceremonies held at Nongkhamsen wetland to mark National Aquatic and Wildlife Day which was witnessed by the Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Bounkhouang Khambounheuang.

Releasing 250, 000 fish fingerlings into the Nongkhamsen will bolster efforts to conserve aquatic resources.

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