Catching or destroying fish?
|According to Dong Thap province, the natural aquatic output has sharply reduced from 5,000 to 6,000 tons per annum, in the last three years. The fall was caused by many reasons, including the use of the above methods.|
|Today, Mekong Delta’s people usually use electricity or dense-mesh nets to catch fish in rivers or canals.|
|Electric tools kill all aquatic animals but fishermen only collect big fish.|
|In Can Tho, there are nearly 500 fishing boats using electric tools to catch fish, though this method is banned.|
|This kind of fishing net catches all kinds of animals, of all sizes, even tiny shrimps.|
|These catching methods are banned but local people still use them rampantly.|