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Over 100 tons of clam in Ben Tre die due to high salinity level

Clam breeders in the Mekong delta province of Ben Tre  said that over 100 tons of the saltwater creature died due to high salinity level in water. 

Over 100 tons of clam in Ben Tre die due to high salinity level

Many household farms and cooperatives in the province reported death of clam. 
Specifically, from early March till now, An Thuy Cooperative in Ba Tri District has reported deaths of 10 percent of clam or over 100 tons of clam. The cooperative is breeding clams in 100 hectare farm.
Meanwhile Bao Thuan and Tan Thuy in the district also reported dead clam with rate of 5 percent.
Responsible agencies pointed out the culprit of clam deaths that is high salinity level to 20 -29 per thousand.
Agricultural agencies have guided breeders how to prevent the incident, warning cooperatives to regularly clean up and collect dead clams to curb environment pollution as well as early harvesting to minimize losses.

By staff writers- Translated by DAN THUY

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