Safety Of Fish Remains Unclear After Mass Fish Deaths

24 August 2016, at 1:00am

VIETNAM - Fishermen in Vietnams central provinces are continuing to struggle asthe authorities have given no conclusive response over whether fish sourced from the coastline is edible.

A large number of dead fish were washed ashore in the central provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien-Hue in early April, reports Tuoitrenews.

In late June, it was concluded following a series of examinations from local and international scientists that wastewater of the Vietnamese steel subsidiary of Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Group was responsible for the environmental disaster.

Minister of Naural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha concluded at the meeting that most of the central waters are now safe for swimming and aquaculture activities, with some exceptions.

However, the overall edibility of seafood from the region remains unclear with experts confirming that further tests were underway.

Local fishermen were happy at the positive improvement of the marine environment but were still concerned over their unstable livelihood given the question marks still hanging over the safety of their fish.