September 8, 2017


Pollution causes fishkill in Vietnam



Some 72,000 fish raised in 800 cages in Vietnam's Phu Yen province have died due to water pollution, concerned officials said.


The dead fish accounted for almost 90% of the total fish raised by 100 households in An Ninh Dong commune in the province's Tuy An district, according to a report by


Officials said the fishkill resulted in a loss of VNÐ2 billion (US$89,680).


Based on results of the tests taken on samples of the dead fish, the fishkill was caused by Vibrio bacteria contamination due to water pollution, said Pham Ngoc Tuan, vice chairman of the commune's People's Committee.

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