Xiamen University

Rumors of tainted fishes sold in Xiamen untrue: authorities

Rumors of inedible fishes sold in Xiamen untrue.    Recently, a rumor saying that sea-caught fish sold in China's coastal cities contains excessive level of heavy metals went viral among CNY shoppers.Many of them withheld purchases from the sea food because of this.    Heavy metal tests of the aquatic products in Xiamen show they were all safe to be eaten, said the Xiamen Oceans & Fisheries Bureau on 18th January.  The authority has random tested a total of 20 kinds of aquatic products in the market. The tested items include inorganic

Red tide that covers 105 square km occurs in Xiamen sea area

On July 26th, a red tide covering a maritime area of 25 square km was found in the sea area of Tong’an Bay and Crocodile Islet, and it rapidly expanded to 105 square km after two days. Luckily, it was a non-toxic red tide and wouldn’t pose a great threat to the maritime environment, according to the Xiamen Fishery and Marine Research Bureau.   As of July 31st, the red tide’s covering area declined to six to seven square km, and it is expected to last two or three days, according to the latest figure released.   The cause of the red tide was the continuous high