Alien creatures kill fish in Kien Giang

VietNamNet Bridge - The strange creatures appeared in Kien Hai district of the southern province of Kien Giang after the Lunar New Year. They produce poison that kills fish.



Alien creatures, cage fish, fish cages, Kien Giang

It is estimated that tens of thousands of groupers and cobias died, worth hundreds of thousands of US dollars.



Mr. Nguyen Van Thanh, Director of the Kien Giang Aquaculture Department, said that the strange creatures are as big as fingers, 10-15cm long, with a lot of mucilage on the body.

They cling around the fish cages in the island communes of Hon Tre, Lai Son, Nam Du and An Son in Kien Hai District. The toxin produced by these creatures makes fish blind, weaken and finally die.

According to fishermen, the strange creatures are not parasitic on fish but they densely cling around the fish cages only at night. When the sun rises, they disappear.

It is estimated that tens of thousands of groupers and cobias died, worth hundreds of thousands of US dollars.

The local authorities have sent samples to the Institute for Aquaculture 2 and the Can Tho University for examination.

P. Linh

Alien creatures, cage fish, fish cages, Kien Giang
 
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