Monitoring quantity and quality of pangasius pond effluent : report of a monitoring program and recommendations for certification

P.G.M. van der Heijden, M. Poelman, Vo Minh Son, Duong Nhut Long, R.H. Bosma

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The quantity and quality of pangasius pond effluent was monitored by means of monthly sampling during a study conducted on four striped catfish farms located in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. The study was undertaken to test the practical implications of the standards and guidelines with regard to catfish pond effluent that are at present developed by various certification programs for striped catfish production in Vietnam. The results showed a great variability twelve pangasius pond within the samples that were taken during one period of partial pond draining and refilling. The consequences of such variability with regard to the certification standards and guidelines are discussed and recommendations are given.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR, Centre for Development Innovation
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2011



  • aquaculture
  • fish farms
  • fish culture
  • vietnam
  • certification
  • environmental impact
  • water quality
  • environmental degradation
  • aquaculture and environment

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