Mass lobster death reported in Phu Yen
  • | dtinews.vn | May 20, 2024 05:00 PM
Around 25 tonnes of green lobsters in the southern central province of Phu Yen have suddenly died, causing losses for farmers.

According to Tran Van Huy, chairman of the People’s Committee of Song Cau Town, the dead lobsters belong to 95 households in Song Cau Town.


Around 25 tonnes of green lobsters in Phu Yen have suddenly died (Photo by Van Thom)

Lobsters of 0.3-0.4 kilogrammes each, priced at around VND850,000 (USD33.39) per kilo, have fallen VND350,000 per kilo compared to two months ago.

Dead green lobsters sell for VND200,000-350,000 per kilo.

The initial cause was sudden heavy rains following intense heat, leading to abrupt changes in water conditions.

Local authorities will take dead lobster samples to find out the cause.

Phu Yen has over 100,000 lobster farming cages, with Song Cau accounting for over 70,000. Hundreds of tonnes of Phu Yen lobsters are sold yearly.

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