Mass die off of fish in the waters of Kien Giang Province, Vietnam

Fish Kill Alert

About 10 days, the state of the fish cages of people died in a series appearing in Hon Art Commune, Kien Luong District, Kien Giang Province.
In particular, the number of dead fish are mainly concentrated in grouper stars, fish with high economic value, causing huge losses to the farming economy.
Mr. Lam Minh Hoang, a fish farmer in the village cage Chướng Beach, Hon Nghe commune, Kien Luong district said diseases caused loss of fish in recent days due to scabies fish. Initially on the fish itself appears only a few spots as burns, if the farmers are not detected timely treatment room, only a day or two after the burn began spreading throughout the body leading to fish kills fish.
Currently, although many dead fish, but farmers still do not have effective prevention and treatment measures, only used in accordance with conventional methods as individual bathroom with a drug buy.
Huynh Van Chieu, Chairman Hon Nghe commune, Kien Luong district, said overall in the first 6 months of 2016, more than 147,000 fish cage culture of fishermen died, including grouper star dies over 74,200 children, left a number of other types of fish such as cobia, grouper pearl goby, fish, lobster hybrid …
Dead fish are stocked at most as one to two months. According to estimates, the average price per groupers counterparts around VND40,000 / child, only in the first 6 months. farmers on communal cages Hon Nghe has lost hundreds of millions.
Hon Nghe current commune, Kien Luong district has nearly 1,100 cages with 180 farmers, in the first 6 months of 2016, the cage is already sold more than 167 tons of fish of all kinds.
According to Huynh Van Chieu, Chairman Hon Nghe commune, Kien Luong district, cage fish farming industry has been identified as the focus of the social economy, so before mass death situation, but no treatment effectively, people need early industry survey functionality, guidelines on the prevention and treatment of fish, help fish farming cages brought growing income for fishermen on the island commune.
According to Huynh Van Chieu, in May 4/2014, fish cage culture of the people on communal Hon Nghe died simultaneously with the number recorded over 60,000 children, estimates losses of over 12 billion.
Most recently in May 3/2016, more than 4,000 children cobia cage culture of many fishermen in Ba Lua archipelago, Son Hai Commune, Kien Luong district, also died in a series. Estimated there were more than 10 tons of dead fish, damage more than 1.2 billion.
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