(ĐN)- Hundreds of tonnes of fish reared in floating rafts in the Cai river in Bien Hoa city were found dead on January 4, causing a loss to farmers of tens of billions of dong.
Hundreds of tonnes of fish, including those in cages and others living in the river, have died in the area since December 30.
It was not the first time fish in the river had died in such large numbers. Such sudden deaths have also happened in 2011 and 2014.
Many breeders blamed the deaths, which occurred from December 30, 2015, on wastewater discharged from chemical plants nearby.
|Bien Hoa city's People Committee arrived in the area to consider the situation.|
A working group of relevant agencies arrived in the area to consider a situation in which many fish breeders suffered great losses due to mass fish deaths, ranging from about 600 kg to as much as 10 tons per breeder.
Nguyen Dinh Thanh and Nguyen Van Vi, who had the highest volume of dead fish, said most of the dead fish were carp, hemibagrus, and red tilapia.
Reported by V.C