Japanese help treat pollution at Vietnam's largest lobster hub
  • | dtinews.vn | October 19, 2019 11:31 AM
 >>  Mass lobster deaths in Phu Yen

Phu Yen Province People's Committee worked with Japanese Daiei Factory Company on Friday to find solutions for the environmental pollution at Xuan Dai Bay which is the country's largest lobster raising area.

 Phu Yen Province People's Committee worked with Japanese Daiei Factory Company on October 18

According to statistics from the committee, Xuan Dai Bay in Song Cau Town is home to nearly 30,000 lobster farming cages which are producing between 500- 600 tonnes per year, accounting for nearly 80% of the province's total production. Lobster farming is bringing revenue of between VND700 - 800 billion (USD30-35 million) a year for the town.

In some recent years, the number of cages have increased which is leading to water pollution and mass lobster deaths, causing great losses for local farmers, especially in 2017, the committee reported.

The local Department of Natural Resources and Environment had sought support from the Japan International Co-operation Agency in dealing with water pollution in Xuan Day Bay, and Daiei Factory Company was chosen to carry out the project.

Lobsters in Phu Yen Province

At the Friday meeting with Phu Yen authorities, a representative from Daiei Factory introduced a water treatment technology which helps increase the amount of dissolved oxygen in water. This will better reduce waste mud and foul smells.

The company said that they will officially launch the project at the beginning of 2020.

Vice chairman of Phu Yen Provincial People's Committee, Nguyen Chi Hien said that this would be a pilot project and if successful, they would expand the project to lobster farms throughout the province.

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