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Clams die en masse in southern Tra Vinh

Update: April, 03/2013 - 10:07

TRA VINH (VNS)— Clams died en masse in the southern province of Tra Vinh last month, causing serious financial losses for local shellfish breeders.

The worst-hit field – in Duyen Hai District's Dong Hai Commune – suffered losses totaling around 90 per cent.

Hot weather, high amounts of salt and changes in water were blamed for the deaths, said Dao Van Chinh, vice chairman of the Dong Hai communal people's committee.

The province has proposed the State offer assistance to affected breeders and investigate the reason for the death. —VNS

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