Hundreds of dead fish wash up on a beach in Zorritos, Peru

Fish Kill Alert

The resort of Zorritos, province of Contralmirante Villar ( Tumbes region), awoke with a large amount of dead fish on its beach. At first it was thought that it would be some generalized evil among marine animals, however, it was known that the event was caused by the negligence of some boats.

In this regard, artisanal fishermen denounced, before the Harbor Master’s Office and the representatives of the Ministry of Production (Produce) , that bowling boats threw the dead fish into the sea, regardless of the pollution that this entails and the impact on tourism.

“The fish is stranded on the entire Zorritos beach. It is not one or two, but several marine species that are dead. The tourists who have tried to spend a pleasant moment in this spa have retired due to the pestilence, “said one fisherman.

It was also learned that this is because one of these vessels was operating illegally outside the five miles, because its main objective was to fish for the small fish, but in its activity it obtained other species, which were thrown into the sea.

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