Pacific oysters: a Quảng Ninh speciality
Farming seafood “miracle medicine” on… ropes, collecting tens of millions of dong per crop
The Pacific milk oyster farming model is being replicated in the southern waters of Ha Tinh province. Each crop, this species of seafood is likened to a “panacea” that helps farmers earn tens of millions of dong.
At the mouth of the Gulf and Quyen rivers, Ky Ha commune, Ky Anh town, and Ha Tinh province have dozens of households investing in Pacific oyster farming. This oyster species is native to Japan, and has a fast growth rate and wide distribution ability (Photo: Nguyen Duong).
According to Mr. Nguyen Tien Thang, Vice Chairman of Ky Ha Commune People’s Committee (white shirt), in 2015, Ky Anh Town People’s Committee sent officials from functional departments and units to visit and learn about the Pacific oyster farming model. in Quang Ninh province. Some people in Ky Ha commune were also allowed to visit that model (Photo: Nguyen Duong).
By 2016, Ky Ha Commune People’s Committee has piloted 7 rafts of Pacific oyster farming model, each raft is supported up to 30 million VND. In the following years, this model brought high economic efficiency. Many households realize that oyster farming has little investment and high profits, so they have invested in the model even though there is no longer a support mechanism. Up to now, the whole Ky Ha commune has 120 oyster rafts of 60 households, on average, each household has 2 rafts (Photo: Nguyen Duong).
The method of raising Pacific oysters by hanging rafts, implemented in Ky Ha commune, is a popular farming method today. With this form of farming, oysters have a fast growth rate, high survival rate, and are easy to manage, care for and harvest (Photo: Nguyen Duong).
Oyster seed sticks on the substrates (mollusk shells, plastic…) which are perforated and hung on the strings (Photo: Nguyen Duong).
Oysters eat filter and only use natural food sources such as algae, algae, organic humus in the water. Therefore, this oyster farming model also contributes to improving the water environment and estuarine ecosystems (Photo: Nguyen Duong).
This year, the family of Mr. Le Quang Nhuan (70 years old, Bac Ha hamlet, Ky Ha commune) invested in 3 rafts to raise oysters, with a total cost of 15 million VND for each raft (Photo: Nguyen Duong).
In order for oysters to grow quickly and not get stuck in mud, Mr. Nhuan regularly checks and cleans the rafts. At the same time, he also classified oysters for farming by size to help oysters grow quickly (Photo: Nguyen Duong).
Currently, milk oysters raised by households in Ky Ha commune are growing and developing well and are about to be harvested. According to the Vice Chairman of the Ky Ha Commune People’s Committee, in recent years, this oyster farming has helped bring people stable, long-term income with little risk. Oysters are harvested every 6 months. The current price of milk oysters ranges from 15,000-20,000 VND/kg, For 2 crops a year, people earn tens of millions of VND (Photo: Nguyen Duong).
In Oriental medicine, oysters have the effect of yin, nourishing blood, very suitable for people with diseases such as thin, weak, or dizzy, dizzy, sweating … In particular, oyster meat has a high zinc content. the best among foods. In addition to the function of improving resistance, enhancing physical and mental development, and fighting stress, zinc also plays an important role in improving physiological function in men. Therefore, oysters are considered as the “panacea” of love (Photo: Nguyen Duong)