Over 61 tons of lobsters in Phu Yen found dead due to weather changes

Recent summer heat and thunderstorms has resulted in environmental changes in the water, severely impacting the farming areas in Song Cau town, Phu Yen province.

On May 20, Tran Van Dao, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Xuan Thinh commune, Song Cau town (Phu Yen province), reported that 61.39 tons of lobsters and 29.5 tons of caged fish belonging to 160 households in the area were found dead.

In the morning of May 20, the Phu Yen Fisheries Sub-Department inspected the farming area in Xuan Thinh commune and suggested that the massive death of lobster and fish in Song Cau town was due to the recent summer heat combined with thunderstorms, which altered the water environment.

Currently, authorities are collecting samples and conducting tests to determine the exact cause of the lobster and fish deaths.

According to the Song Cau town People’s Committee, the area has approximately 83,000 cages with over 2,000 aquaculture rafts, mainly used for lobster farming, accounting for 60% of the province’s cages.

Song Cau town is known as the “lobster capital” of Phu Yen province and the entire country, with the annual production of over 1,000 tons.


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