Aus4Innovation helps lobster famers protect their stock in Phu Yen

April 28th, 2021

Lobster farming is a lucrative yet risky business as the lobsters are raised in the sea and any changes in the seawater quality, if not addressed in time, can result in big losses for farmers.
In his recent visit to Phu Yen province, Deputy Ambassador Andrew Barnes was introduced to a technology transfer model that monitors seawater quality, developed between the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Ho Chi Minh University of Technology (HCMUT) and funded by the #Aus4Innovation program.
The two universities adapted water monitoring technology from UTS to a uniquely Vietnamese version. It is the first of its kind in Vietnam, and among very few in the world that can provide real-time offshore environmental measures in hostile conditions that include saltwater corrosion and seasonal heavy tropical storms. Five monitoring stations were successfully built in Phu Yen and the technology is now ready for replication to other provinces, especially in the South Central region.
Andrew also had courtesy calls with Mr Tran Huu The, Chairman of Phu Yen province People’s Committee and Mr Phan Tran Van Huy, Chairman of Song Cau town.