Viet Nam News
THÁI BÌNH – The People’s Committee of the northern province of Thái Bình has instructed relevant agencies to correct the inaccurate information released recently regarding dead marine animals found at Tiền Hải District’s Cồn Vành Beach.
Since early May, a number of articles posted on websites and social networks have claimed fish, oyster and jellyfish had drifted on the shore of the local beach in Nam Phú Commune.
Phạm Văn Nghiêm, chairman of the People’s Committee of Tiền Hải District, confirmed no dead marine life had been found on the local beach.
"The information is completely false," he said.
The head of the management board of the Cồn Vành tourism zone, Đào Mạnh Thắng, also said the information was fabricated.
The board, in co-ordination with the border guards, inspected the 10km coastline but didn’t see any dead marine animals, Thắng said.
On Sunday, Nguyễn Hồng Diên, chairman of the People’s Committee, led a delegation comprising committee members to inspect the beach.
The delegation said it found no dead sea creatures on the beach and that it would deal strictly with people who had posted this misinformation.
The local authorities also said they had not received any reports from tourists and local residents of dead marine life drifting onto the shore.
The provincial committee requested local authorities to strengthen inspection and strictly control the quantity of fish and seafood shipped from other areas to Cồn Vành Beach.
The committee also asked the authorities to raise awareness and supply information on fishing and aquaculture to fishermen in the area.
Meanwhile, the environment protection activities around the beach have been intensified. – VNS