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PM orders nationwide environmental check after fish deaths; oil spill and earthquake not to blame

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked relevant ministries and provinces across the country to carry out environmental inspections, especially on heavy industrial projects, with priority given to sea areas, according to a government statement late Monday.

Formosa tries to justify mass fish deaths in central Vietnam

Thousands of dead fish have been washing up on Vietnam's central over the last two weeks. The finger of blame is being pointed at industrial wastewater discharged from Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Taiwan's Formosa, in the north-central province of Ha Tinh. A VTC14 reporter had a quick interview with Formosa's PR Director Hung Nghiep to ask his opinion on the environmental impact the plant is having on the surrounding sea.

Taiwanese steel firm bows to growing pressure with apology for shocking remarks on Vietnam's mass fish deaths

Leaders of Taiwanese steel corporation Formosa have apologized for a shocking statement made by one of their executives on April 26 regarding recent mass fish deaths along coastal provinces of Vietnam.
April 27, 2016 | 03:41 pm GMT+7

Government: no evidence links Taiwanese Formosa firm to mass fish deaths

Vietnam’s government said no evidence has been found to link the Taiwanese steel corporation Formosa to the mass fish deaths along Vietnam’s central coast.
April 27, 2016 | 10:56 pm GMT+7

"Red tide" not to blame for mass fish death: Vinafis

A "red tide" is not to blame for the colossal number of dead fish that have washed up along Vietnam’s central coast, said the Vietnamese Fisheries Society (Vinafis) on Thursday.
April 29, 2016 | 02:34 pm GMT+7

Ha Tinh to provide $33,600 in assistance for farmers hit by mass fish deaths

The central coastal province of Ha Tinh has announced it will compensate seafood farmers affected by the recent mass fish deaths an initial VND750 million ($33,600) from the province’s budget reserves.
April 29, 2016 | 03:05 pm GMT+7

Prime Minister: Scientists to investigate cause of mass fish deaths

The Ministry of Science and Technology is to lead a team of scientists, including international experts if necessary, to quickly identify the cause of the mass fish deaths in Vietnam.
April 29, 2016 | 04:01 pm GMT+7

Government to buy all fish caught offshore amid mass fish death mystery

The government attempts to save the livelihood of local fishermen by paying for all of their catch offshore as consumers shy away in mass fish death mystery.
April 30, 2016 | 03:52 pm GMT+7

Da Nang officials swim in the sea to ease pollution rumor

Head of environment department in Da Nang City and other government officers went for a swim in the sea this morning, affirming citizens that the water is not polluted amid mysterious mass fish deaths.
April 30, 2016 | 04:29 pm GMT+7

Central provinces inspect seafood safety daily and buy offshore catch

Four central provinces affected by mass fish deaths are to inspect seafood safety once to twice daily as requested by National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD).
May 01, 2016 | 10:04 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s top officials eat fish to calm the public on toxic waters phobia

In an uncommon move, communications minister and top officials from central provinces have publicly eaten local seafood or gone for a swim in the sea in an effort to offset rumors that the sea in the area is poisoned.
May 01, 2016 | 11:43 am GMT+7

PM: “No cover ups allowed when investigating mass fish deaths”

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a meeting today: “whoever is behind [the mass fish deaths] has to be brought to light, there must be no cover ups.”
May 01, 2016 | 07:42 pm GMT+7

Scientists investigate possible "red tide" as cause of mass fish deaths in Quang Binh

Seawater along a 1.5-kilometer stretch of coast in Quang Binh province was reported to have turned red on May 4, possibly signaling a "red tide" and the reason behind the mass fish deaths that have blighted coastal provinces in recent weeks.
May 05, 2016 | 11:31 am GMT+7

Freshwater fish found dead in Thanh Hoa river

While there are still no answers for the mysterious mass fish deaths along the central coast, several dead fish have now been found dead in the Buoi River in the central province of Thanh Hoa.
May 05, 2016 | 02:10 pm GMT+7

Rough seas face quest for ocean regeneration

Tons of fish washing up dead along Vietnam's central coast have rightly drawn international attention and concern. VnExpress International hears from Sweden's Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin on how our oceans have been struck by overfishing and pollution exclusively via Project Syndicate.
May 08, 2016 | 12:17 pm GMT+7
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