By Nguyet Nhi, Hoang Nam May 11, 2020 | 08:26 am GMT+7
Fishing communities on the Mekong Delta’s Tien River are blaming salinity intrusion for their fish dying in abnormal numbers, inflicting heavy losses.
At the foot of Rach Mieu Bridge, 53-year-old Nguyen Sinh Nhut, owner of five cages of red tilapia fish, stands tired and lost after a day of cleaning up dead fish. He can’t say how many have died in the last month. “The fish just kept dying. I have lost VND10 to 20 million ($427 to 854) that I have to spend on each cage for food,” said Nhut, who has been farming fish for 18 years on the Tien River, a branch of Mekong River in Vietnam.