Fish farming and husbandry, or aquaculture, in Thailand stems from the ancient practice of trapping fish. During the rainy season (May–August) the southwest monsoon wind dominates and brings about heavy rainfall so that flooding occurs in different parts of the country. Because of its topography, central Thailand is the most flooded area. When flooding occurs, fish from the headwaters follow the flood along the canals into the lower land rice fields. Fish that enter into small swamps in rice fields grow well and are caught for food consumption after the rice is harvested.


Grass Carp Nile Tilapia Silver Carp Bighead Carp Fish Culture 
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