Wednesday, July 27, 2011

China: Oil spill killing scallops

In North China's Hebei province the local head of the aquaculture association Yang Jizhen look at the devastation the oil spill has caused on the local scallop farming in the area. More than 160 groups of scallop farmers have said that more than half of the scallops raised are dead due to greasy oil particles.

The Fishermen has identified the cause of the oil spill as the Penglai 19-3 oil field jointly operated by the Houston-based ConocoPhillips' China subsidiary and its Chinese partner China National Offshore Oil Corp. The oil spill is being investigated by several government departments including the marine affairs bureau and the environmental protection bureau. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers

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