Impacts of climate change and adapting bio-security measures for aquaculture in northern Viet Nam (ICA)

Description

The project "Impacts of climate change and adapting bio-security measures for aquaculture in northern Viet Nam" is proposed to the Danish government for funding and scheduled to be implemented from April 2011 to April 2014. The main objectives of the project are to assess the impacts of climate change to aquaculture in Northern Viet Nam, and propose adapting measures for sustaining aquaculture development and improving biosecurity. The project is managed by CEDMA/RIA1 as the main responsible institution in collaboration with other institutes and universities in the field of research. Expected outputs of the project are: (i) Impacts of climate change to aquaculture area, infrastructure, and commercial aquaculture species; Predicting and adapting GIS models. (ii) Increased biosecurity including disease of commercial fish species and food safety: Prevention and treatment strategies, food safety improving regulation. PhD and MSc of fish disease, food safety and GIS. (iii) Sustained livelihood for aquaculture farmers including policy recommendation; adapting measures reports; adapting techniques, demonstrations. Research papers will be published in international journals. Reports, recommend policies, regulation, will be disseminated through the Vietnam’s administrative system, target bodies, public media, project website.

Outputs

Project completion report:

- Aquaculture maps of 13 provinces in Northern Vietnam. Aquaculture maps with scale of
1:5000 of shrimp areas in Quynh Luu, Nghe An and marine fish farms in Cat Ba, Hai Phong.
- GIS model to assess the impacts of climate change to aquaculture. Software to manage the
GIS data; field photos; documents, reports. Published papers: 1) Application of RS and GIS to
develop current status map of aquaculture in Northern Vietnam; 2) Model development for
assessment of climate change impacts to aquaculture systems in Nghe An province, Vietnam.
- Identify the impact of climate change on biodiversity of the pathogens of major aquaculture
species is a part of Ms. Tran Kim Chi PhD work.
- 4 MSc students graduated, 2 PhD students to be graduated.
- Policy recommendations for central and local governments including reports and handbook.
- Six aquaculture demonstrations farms have been identified and received training in how to
address climate change impact.