From December 16, tons of alive clams had washed up in the beach in Thach Hai Commune in the central province of Ha Tinh’s Thach Ha.
|Locals bring clams to sell in markets or cook as food .Tons of alive shellfish washing on beach produce big income for locals (Photo: SGGP)|
Locals said that from September to November of Lunar Calendar annually, when there have been big waves and rough sea, the shellfish have concentrated in piles in the beach.
Locals have brought them to sell in local markets or cook them as food. Prices of husked shellfish fluctuate from VND30,000 to 50,000 per kilogram and unhusked clam are VND10,000 – 20,000 a kilogram.
Administrators in Thach Hai Commune said this phenomenon is popular adding that each year, masses of shellfish wash up dead on beach one or three times.