Fish Farming in China Desert Brings Hope to Areas Affected by Desertification

Channel News Asia (July 15, 2015) A fish farm in one of China’s largest deserts has managed to halt the effects of desertification and create a thriving industry, despite the harsh conditions. In the Kumtag desert in Gansu Province, more than 600 tonnes of rainbow trout, a cold-water fish native to North America, are farmed and exported across China every year. Two hours’ drive from the oasis town of Dunhuangin, the fish farm was brought into existence by Bibo Company, which had been drawn to the area by the Dunhuang government’s investment promotion plans.