Ministry bans golden apple snail breeding

Cao Duc Phat, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development on October 30 sent an urgent dispatch to people’s committees across the country asking to put an end to golden apple snail breeding.
Golden apple snails are a serious threat to rice cultivation, consequently, the ministry forbids to farming the creature
The Minister said that golden apple snails are a serious threat to rice cultivation and also some other crops cultivated in water. Hence the ministry has called for a ban on snail breeding.
Minister Phat has asked all people’s committees to step up on supervision of snail breeding and also issue strict penalties on violations of the ban.

By Van Phuc - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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