Saline intrusion a threat to crops in Mekong Delta

Viet Nam News

Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are facing a loss of crops as severe saline intrusion has occurred earlier than normal this year.

During the last flooding season between August and November, the delta had a poor harvest of fish and other aquatic species, which usually appear in larger numbers during the flooding.

Nguyen Van Lac, a fisherman at Tra Su fishing port in An Giang Province, said many fishermen had to leave the area during flooding season because of a lack of fish.

Many farmers who make a living by catching fish in the flooding season have gone to work in other provinces.

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