Piracucu just isn’t allowed to be traded, raised, issued within the pure surroundings in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh Metropolis


Piracuku (below the scientific title ‘Arapaima gigas’) is a species of freshwater species native to South America. A mature fish weighs 200 kg and is as much as 3 m lengthy. It feeds primarily on small fish, shrimp and crab.

Within the home jewellery fish market, the worth of a piracuku is determined by its dimension. A ten-by-70-centimeter fish prices VND2-10 million (US$85.5-427). Since 2015, these fish have been imported to be bought in specialty eating places in a number of the Southwest provinces.

Nonetheless, Director Common Luan mentioned the fish just isn’t on the listing of aquatic species allowed for commerce in Vietnam. If launched into the pure surroundings it might trigger dangerous results to current native ecosystems.

The Deputy Director, Aquatic Assets Conservation and Improvement Division (below the Directorate of Fisheries) shared that the Directorate of Fisheries has already requested the inspectors of the HCMC Fisheries Division to establish the supply of provide of Pirakuku for launch within the metropolis.

by Van Fuchs – Translated by Huang Vuong



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