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Weekly Overview: Vietnam Proposes Plan to Tackle Fish Deaths

17 May 2016

ANALYSIS - Five key actions have been recommended to address the mass fish death incidents that were reported in Vietnam over the last month.

The Ministry of Planning and Investment said that authorities should continue to oversee the removal of dead fish, which should be banned from human consumption.

More research should also be done into investigating the causes, measures must be taken to punish those responsible and help must be given to fishermen that have suffered losses.

Lastly, fishermen are urged to stop using seawater for breeding fish until the causes are fully understood, reported the VNS newspaper.

The Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Vo Tuan Nhan, confirmed that the mass deaths are thought to have been caused by discharged chemical toxins and harmful algal blooms. 

Aquaculture UK Update

On 25 - 26 May 2016, 5m Publishing and TheFishSite are hosting Aquaculture UK, the UK's largest aquaculture exhibition and conference.

The Show Guide is Now Available!

The official show guide for Aquaculture UK 2016 is now available in the Sustainable Aquaculture Magazine.

The magazine will be available in print at the show but if you would like to view now or are not attending the show you can view your free copy here.

As well as containing all the information you need for the show, the magazine also includes articles on the latest aquaculture research and technology, breeding, production systems and equipment. 

 

Lucy Towers

Lucy Towers
News Team - Editor

After graduating from The University of Sheffield, Lucy joined 5M in 2011 as part of the News Desk team. In 2012, she was promoted to editor of TheFishSite. With previous farming experience and a love for the great outdoors, Lucy has a passion for wildlife and the environment.



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