Establish oysters farming model using hanging medium and guide sustainable clams farming techniques in Kim Son District, Ninh Binh Province


Oysters farming using hanging medium © IUCN


  • Establishing oysters farming model using hanging medium

  • Providing technical guidance about sustainable clam culture


  • Mangroves are of coverage has been decreasing because of inappropriate aquaculture and agricultural practices by the local community

  • Conservation efforts by the management of the mangroves have been rendered ineffective because of the large scale (15 km) and limited human resources

  • The project will assist the sustainable development, particularly of aquaculture practices, of the the local community

Target beneficiaries

  • Households practicing clams aquaculture

  • 3 households practicing oysters farming model using hanging medium

  • Mangroves management


  • Site surveys for the pilot model conducted in May 2014
  • Training on clams farming techniques held in May 2014
  • 6 Hanging mediums installed and seeds released from 10-30 in May 2014
  • Harvest of oysters: 6,2tons sold at VND4,000/kg in March 2015
  • Two local groups have replicated the project models with 25 hanging medium (500m2) 

Contributions to cross-cutting themes

  • Gender equality

  • Climate change

  • Knowledge management and communications

  • Sustainable Livelihoods

Project Facts



Kim Son District, Ninh Binh Province



2nd May 2014 to 30th Apr 2015

MFF Grant Amount


Co-financing Partner

VINAFIS and partners: VND175,325,000

Implementing Partner

Vietnam Fishing Association (VINAFIS)

    • Address: 3rd floor, Building A7, No 10, Nguyen Cong Hoan, Ba Đinh, Ha Noi

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