Authorities Tell Public To Stay Out of the Water and Don't Eat Seafood in Kep Because of the Nasty Green Colored Water

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Authorities Tell Public To Stay Out of the Water and Don't Eat Seafood in Kep Because of the Nasty Green Colored Water

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:22 pm

Kep, Cambodia: The Ministry of Environment has told people to not swim at the beach in Kep or eat fresh seafood in Kep either.

They are waiting for lab results to come back, but they think the funky green color is most likely due to extra algae in the water, which can be harmful to humans.

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Ministry releases citizens in Kep province and tourists not to shower and eat seafood due to sea water discoloration.

Update : After wonder sea in the saddle turns green for a few days, on April 02, the ministry issued a press release confirming the cause of the sea turned into a green village in the province of Kep. 

According to a press release of the Ministry of the environment, said that recently, after receiving reports of problems, the sea turns out to be green in the province saddle General Department environmental protection went down to check the actual situation will take samples seawater then analyzed in the laboratory on 02 April 2016.

Preliminary conclusions sea turns out to be green is caused by increased levels of algae unusual that could cause harm to human health and animals.Accordingly, the Ministry appeals to the public in particular, citizens living in the sea, Kep and tourists who are invited to the entertainment on the beaches and Kep Jubilee carefully should suspend the registration of a bath Sea Entertainment and seafood consumers who were fishing from the region, the issue for a short time.

The ministry will continue to monitor this issue closely trails and notice to the public, as information gradually. Regrettably, from Facebook governor Kep Sam exhibition redundant indicates that situation the sea in the geography of the province saddle far the hours of 06 am on 02 April 2016. This is better than yesterday, and the green has disappeared almost completely in the remaining little wafts near softening treatment phase west.

Stink and Acetone disappear about 70% overall picture is better than it was last msau now, and relevant authorities at all levels and continue to monitor the phenomenon arising from natural factors.

From 30 March 2016, the provincial sea green started in some places to this day, remains the same. According to information received in Vietnam issue is more than a week ago, which has been going on.

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Re: Authorities Tell Public To Stay Out of the Water and Don't Eat Seafood in Kep Because of the Nasty Green Colored Wat

Post by General Mackevili » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:32 pm

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Re: Authorities Tell Public To Stay Out of the Water and Don't Eat Seafood in Kep Because of the Nasty Green Colored Wat

Post by Anchor Moy » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:43 pm

I'm no expert but i think it's something to do with the water temperature.
But that's going to be crap for Khmer New Year in Kep for sure. They live off the famous Kep crabs and seafood.
Well, i guess SV will be the choice spot this year then ... ;)
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Re: Authorities Tell Public To Stay Out of the Water and Don't Eat Seafood in Kep Because of the Nasty Green Colored Wat

Post by Anchor Moy » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:37 am

Ok, sounds like it's clearing up...
...The ocean was mostly clear of the green algae as well by yesterday, but the Ministry of Environment issued a warning yesterday against swimming or eating seafood as a precaution...

Not all the local businesses approved of the Ministry of Environment’s warning.
“Some idiots just tried to close the ocean out of panic,” Mr. Weenink said, pointing out that the peak of the algae bloom was three days ago and the sea is almost completely clear now. “What is happening now is a complete overreaction.”

Whether or not it is still a health risk, the algae bloom has caused Kep business owners to worry about a drop in the number of tourists. Khmer New Year starts on April 13 and is a peak season for Kep businesses, with many hotels and restaurants making as much during the holiday as they make in an entire month during the low season. Some local businesses are concerned that the algae bloom could discourage tourists this year...
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23537/ ... p-beaches/
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