Five of 11 marine product processing firms from the southern coastal province of Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu have paid compensation to 33 fish breeders who had sued the companies for losses caused by waste discharged from the firms’ plants.
Authorities are investigating the mass fish deaths on floating farms in a section of the Cổ Cò River in Da Nang’s Ngũ Hành Sơn District, officials said on Monday.
Dozens of tonnes of cobia in various rivers of Tân Thành District and Vũng Tàu City, Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu province, have been dying en masse for the past 10 days.
A number of fish breeders in Long Sơn Commune, Vũng Tàu City, are concerned because their fish have been dying in the past 10 days and the situation does not appear to be easing.
Water in a 10ha reservoir in southern Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province’s Tân Hải Commune has turned red and has a terrible smell.
The Vũng Tàu City People’s Court has ordered 11 fish processing plants to pay compensation of VNĐ13.2 billion (US$600,000) to 33 farmers for killing fish they had farmed in cages by discharging wastewater and polluting the Chà Và River.
Authorities in the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu are working with government agencies to provide financial assistance to farmers who suffered losses after the recent mass death of farm-raised fish in Long Sơn Commune.
The reason for the huge number of fish deaths in Chà Và river, in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province’s Long Sơn Commune, was prolonged heavy rain, the provincial People’s Committee said.
Authorities in the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu are working closely with government agencies to identify the cause of the recent mass death of farm-raised fish in the province’s Long Sơn Commune.