Using the econometric approach of Ordinary Least Squares, this study has identified the key factors affecting the use of inorganic chemicals in coastal aquaculture in South Central Vietnam. These factors included the amount of training and support policies for extensions and the level of participation by cooperative groups in aquaculture activities. The greatest impact factor to the use of inorganic chemicals in aquaculture was “Fishery Extension Support Policy Group” by ?0.747. This value means that if the remaining variables do not change and this variable increased by one unit (meaning that an increasing in support including capital, machinery, the consultants, seed for aquaculture farmers), the use of chemicals in aquaculture sector will decrease 0.747 units. In contrast, the level of “participation in cooperative groups” in aquaculture in Vietnam was directly proportional, extended to the use of inorganic chemicals with a coefficient by 0.706. This result suggests that households participating in “cooperative group” aquaculture will tend to use more 70.6% inorganic chemicals than non-participating households. This suggests the need for corresponding policies to limit the usage of inorganic chemicals and antibiotics in aquaculture in the region in order to achieve the development goals of green growth and sustainability.
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