Vietnam Reports Mass Fish Deaths
Posted by feww on April 22, 2016
Millions of dead fish litter miles of Vietnam’s coasts
Massive numbers of dead fish including rare species that live in the deep and other marine species have been founds on beaches of Vietnam’s central provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Tri, Quang Binh and Hue, said reports.
State news outlet Thanh Nien quoted worried locals saying they dared not eat any of the washed up fish, adding in their report that “all signs (are) pointing to an environmental disaster.”
Central Ha Tinh province is home to a sprawling economic zone which houses numerous industrial plants, including a multi-billion dollar steel plant run by Taiwanese conglomerate Formosa.
In 2015, Vietnam earned USD6.6 billion from seafood exports, said the report.