Danang mass fish death caused by explosives
The mass fish deaths in Danang coast might have been caused by fishing using explosives according to local authorities.
Dead fish washed ashore
A large number of fish, mostly sardines, were washed ashore from Thanh Khe to Lien Chieu districts since early November 10. Danang Urban Environment Company collected 952kg of fish and the locals also picked up much fish. The fish will be collected and buried at Khanh Son dumping site.
According to the locals and rescuers, the use of explosives in fishing was to blame for the incident.
Danang Department of Natural Resources and Environment urged the provincial authorities to deal with the use of explosives in fishing as a similar incident also occurred in November last year. The water samples taken by the Centre for Environmental and Natural Resources Monitoring brought no result.
The department also said that they hadn't detected any illegal wastewater discharge in the area.
The Centre for Environmental and Natural Resources Monitoring was asked to keep observing the quality of the water samples that had been taken from November 10 to 12.
Danang Urban Environment Company was asked to send employees to monitor and clean up the beach. The people's committees in Hai Chau, Lien Chieu and Ngu Hanh Son districts must collaborate with the border guards to raise public awareness about blast fishing and punish violators.