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Archive | December 30, 2018

Dozens of dead birds found along Kasavanahalli lake in Bengaluru, India

04.11.18 Dead Birds In India

A large number of Indian cormorants, a fish-eating bird, have been found dead on the Kasavanahalli lake, sparking fears about increasing pollution level in the water body.

Curiously, no fish deaths have been reported so far.

Courtesy of bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com

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39,000 hens killed due to bird flu in Bogdanitsa, Bulgaria

Bird Flu

Bird flu has been registered in a farm in the village of Bogdanitsa, Sadovo municipality, regional food safety director Dr. Kamen Yankov told Focus Radio. The case was confirmed yesterday. 39,000 laying hens will be culled and accordingly buried to prevent any spread of the disease. The farm will be disinfected and the owners – compensated. The 3-km protection area includes the villages of Bogdanitsa, Ahmatovo and Seltsi. There is also a 10-km observation area. Restrictions on poultry trade are in place in those areas.

Courtesy of focus-fen.net

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300 TONS of fish die in a reservoir in Suphan Buri Province, Thailand

Fish Kill Alert

3D news received complaints from villagers in Suphan Buri Province After dead fish raised in the Kesiao Dam Reservoir, more than 1,000 cages die more than 300 tons since 22 October. Causing villagers to rush to scoop fish carcasses for sale From 65 baht per kilogram to only 1 baht per kilogram. Therefore, the relevant authorities would like to investigate the cause of the fish death. Last, Suphanburi fishing Bring the water sample to check. It is expected that the other 7 days will know the result.

Courtesy of news.ch3thailand.com

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At Least 10 Tons of dead fish wash up on beaches in Brevard County, Florida, USA

Fish Kill Alert

At least 10 tons of dead fish have been removed from the beaches and hauled off to an area landfill.

Volunteers were continuing cleanup efforts Monday at Melbourne Beach.

They carried 5-gallon buckets, looking for spots that might have been missed during this past weekend’s most recent cleanup.

Residents said they hope conditions improve quickly, but Keep Brevard Beautiful said the cleanups might be a long-term effort.

“We were overwhelmed this past Friday — the smell, thousands of fish,” beachgoer Sally Dann said. “Then we saw (Keep) Brevard Beautiful in Spessard Holland (South Beach) Park.”

Courtesy of ajc.com

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Hundreds of dead fish wash up at Bathtub Reef beach in Stuart, Florida, USA

Fish Kill Alert

Hundreds of dead fish have washed ashore at Bathtub Reef Beach in Stuart.

According to Martin County Government crews are heading out to clean it up. A spokesperson for the county believes the fish have been dead for a while.

Martin County Gov. says the dead fish were caught in a tidal pool, and not killed by red tide. The beach is open.

Courtesy of cbs12.com

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TONS of dead fish continue to wash up due to red tide in Pinellas County, Florida, USA

Fish Kill Alert

Tons of dead fish, effected by red tide, continue to wash inshore in Pinellas County.

Fishermen cousins Kyle and Sam Joseph have been on the water to help with the clean up.

“It’s just tons of it, man,” said Sam.

They’ve been working for weeks, pulling 12 hour shifts.

“We’re going on day 16 now and doesn’t look like we’re slowing down,” said Kyle.

Captain Dan Condron, with Lil Mo Marines Services, said fish continue to wash inshore, days after Hurricane Michael passed Tampa Bay.

“Sheepshead, snooks, flounder, pin fish, all the inshore species were pretty much bad,” he said.

Crews are focused on the Intracoastal waterway, residential canals and bay waters.

Onshore winds brought fish kills to St. Pete Beach and Pass-A-Grille Tuesday morning.

“The wind pushes it against the dock line and it’ll be a big ole cluster,” said Condron.

He said he wants to get his crew back on the water doing what they love.

“I run a handful of other people’s boats for fishing charters. Half of my fleet over here, he’s a fishing charter guy, couple other guys so from there, just happy to get everybody back to work,” said Condron.

Pinellas County conducted water quality testing on Monday and found overall declining concentrations of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism.

However, high concentrations were found at Treasure Island, Gulfport Fishing Pier, Fort De Soto Park bayside and Keegan Clair Park.

Several samples were collected from the Intracoastal Waterway near areas of large fish kills, and the results were extremely high.

Courtesy of wfla.com

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Tens of thousands of dead fish wash up in Choctawhatchee Bay, Florida, USA

Fish Kill Alert

Hurricane Michael didn’t wash away the red tide. Just ask Skip Miller.
A Bayshore Drive resident, Miller woke up Wednesday morning to find what he described as “tens of thousands” of small dead fish that had washed up to his dock on Choctawhatchee Bay. He said he assumed the culprit was red tide, and that the majority of the fish were bait fish, with some catfish and redfish in the mix.
“It’s going to be a major nightmare for me,” Miller said.
He contacted Walton County officials, only to learn that the county has no cleanup in place.
David Demarest, the director of communications for the Walton County Tourist Development Council, said that the organization aids in the cleanup of public beaches, but that private bayfront areas were the owner’s responsibility.

Courtesy of nwfdailynews.com

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Thousands of dead fish wash up on a beach in Jambeli, Ecuador

Fish Kill Alert

The comuneros and leaders of the Costa Rica commune, jurisdiction of the Jambelí Archipelago, denounced that from Friday until Saturday, thousands of fish of various sizes appeared dead in a stretch of about 800 meters of beach.

The governor of El Oro, Rosa Lopez, said on Monday morning that a minga was held in coordination with the Ministry of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Ministry of the Environment, ECU911 and the leaders of the commune to remove the fish from the beach and bury in sand pits.

Courtesy of eluniverso.com

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Thousands of fish die in West Medical Lake, Washington, USA

Fish Kill Alert

The smell is the first thing that hits you as you pass West Medical Lake. Thousands of fish and other aquatic organisms are rotting on the shores after the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife conducted their planned fish kill.

The department used a chemical called rotenone, which interrupted any gill-breathing organisms ability to process oxygen.

The result, a fish-free lake, which the department plans to re-stock next year.

The fish kill was necessary according to the department because illegally introduced gold-fish were out-competing the lake’s trout, and in a few years the trout may have been completely wiped out.

The fish are being left to rot in the lake, according to fish biologists on the project so that they can help re-introduce nutrients back into the lake.

Signs posted along the lake ask that you not eat or use any of the fish as feed, and that you not use the lake water to irrigate any crops or late vegetables.

Fish biologists will be monitoring the lake closely and anticipate introducing up to 25 thousand catchable rainbow trout back into it in early spring and then upwards of 150 thousand trout fry later in the season to kick-start the following years fishing seasons.

Courtesy of kxly.com

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More than 33,000 cattle and 45 people killed and also 17,400 homes destroyed by flooding in Niger, Africa

Disaster Alert

Forty-five people have died in the arid west African country of Niger in flooding since June, and nearly 209 000 have been affected, the UN said on Tuesday.

The rains destroyed nearly 17 400 homes, killed more than 33 000 livestock and damaged crops, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.

Nearly 8 000 hectares of millet, maize and bean fields were inundated, it said.

The government had given a far lower figure, citing 469 people affected.

The three-month rainy season is coming to an end but it has caused flooding in many areas, including in the desert north.

Courtesy of news24.com

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