Oyster farming in Bai Tu Long bay - Van Don district

Posted Date: 14/2/2018

Farming oyster has just become the main income for the people living in Bai Tu Long bay – Van Don district – Quang Ninh province. The farmers have expanded their oyster cultivation area in Bai Tu Long bay in 2019 three times bigger than last year and the oysters also have really high source of nutrition.

Bai Tu Long bay in Van Don district has favourable natural conditions like good temperature, clean water bay and acceptable level of salt for farming oyster.

In Bai Tu Long bay the farmers grow oyster by hanging them on the floating bamboo rafts, and tie them to the rocks around the bay. They have to find the places surrounded by limestone island so that the water is very calm and well protected from the typhoons.

Oysters just get food from water and grow up naturally, oyster farming in Bai Tu Long bay needs from 6 to 8 months before harvesting.

To experience this amazing farms in between the limestone islands here, you can just need a day from Hanoi. After nearly 3 hours drive on the New Express way you can be on the Bai Tu Long day cruise and get around the bay for 4,5 hours of visiting oyster farms, kayaking, caving..

Now from Hanoi, there is only The Horizon Cruise organizes such a great Bai Tu long bay day cruise in Van Don, you can see more via their website