The appearance of thousands of dead fish in the coasts of Manta, Manabí and in Balao, Guayas generated consternation among residents and tourists last weekend.
According to the authorities, the first sighting occurred on May 4 at the Esteros beach in Manta. A second report was registered on May 5 in the offshore branches of the Balao canton. The phenomenon went viral in social networks.
The Ministry of Aquaculture and Fisheries undertook an investigation to determine what caused the mass death of fish. The Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries warned in a press release that the fish are not suitable for consumption.
The Undersecretariat of Fisheries Resources, the National Fisheries Institute and the Ministry of Environment investigate whether the phenomenon is linked to the contamination of marine waters or the spillage of chemicals or fuel from fishing vessels.
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It came as a huge surprise to visitors on the downstream end of Sathanur reservoir to see thousands of fish washed ashore on Friday morning.
Dead fish were washed ashore for a stretch of about 400 metres. Alerted by the locals, officials of the Public Works Department and Department of Fisheries here visited the spot and collected the dead fish.
Sources said the dead fish would be sent to Fisheries College and Research Institute to ascertain the exact reason for their mysterious death. Fishermen and the villagers allege that the miscreants may have used some toxic substances which caused the death of the fish.
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Thousands of dead fish were washed ashore in the southern Philippine port city of Zamboanga and suspected to have died from lack or low level of dissolved oxygen.
Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco Salazar has dispatched a team of experts from the Office of the City Agriculturist, Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources and members of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to investigate the fish kill, which occurred late on Wednesday.
Salazar inspected the shorelines and ordered the immediate clean-up of the area, and warned villagers against consuming the dead fish, mostly rabbitfish or spine foot fish locally known as danggit, saying the team of experts were still processing water samples and fish taken from the western coastline.
Residents were prohibited from swimming in areas where the fish kill occurred until these were declared safe.
“The public is advised not to swim or pick dead fish where authorities spotted thousands of dead danggit floating in the waters. The BFAR, through Charlie Repana (technical manager of the Chemistry Unit), has gathered samples of the fish and water for laboratory tests to determine the exact cause of the fish kill,” Salazar said.
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There are tens of thousands of dead fish in the port of Lin Biao, and the Food Bureau will continue to observe the situation.
“Xingming Daily” reported yesterday that the fishery in the port of Linyi Port had been dead since a few days ago. About four or five fisheries suffered.
Upon inquiry, the Singapore Food Bureau confirmed that dead fish were found on the coast of Lintao Harbour.
“Preliminary investigations show that it is due to low dissolved oxygen in this area.”
The Food Bureau will continue to observe the situation, and the authorities have previously worked with fish farmers to develop response measures such as providing inflation and reducing or stopping feeding of fish.
“We have reminded the fishery to initiate the above measures during periods of low dissolved oxygen.”
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On the morning of the 27th, in the west section of the bridge of the Shahe Fengshan Road in Peking University, Changqing District, dead fish floated on the water surface. This problem occurred in the water bank of about 2000 meters, and the air emitted a pungent smell. Residents nearby said that this phenomenon has lasted for two or three days.
After the north Dasha River passes through the Fengshan Road Bridge to the west, it forms a water bay with dozens of football fields. On the morning of the 27th, several nearby residents gathered in the bay. “I heard that a lot of fish died here, and I came here to see the situation.” The reporter of the New Times went to the south bank along the bay from the north bank, and a lot of dead floated along the waterfront of the river bank. Fish and some rubbish, showing a white river line, nearly 2000 meters in length, the air is filled with pungent smell.
The 22-year-old Xiaoye is a villager near Yezhuang. He said that most of the dead fish are squid, most of them are four or five centimeters long, and many of them are more than 20 centimeters long. “Look at the shape of the fish, many of them are just spring.” “The most dead fish on the south bank, the floating water surface is more than 1 meter wide. Through the reeds, the reporter found that many waterfowl wild ducks stood in front of the dead fish, but there was no sign of eating. “There are some dead fish on the ground, which should be dragged by the mouse.” Xiaoye said that no bird bodies such as waterfowl were found along the way. Obviously these fish should not be poisonous, that is, no one should be poisoned in the water. fish.
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Volunteers in southern Texas are trying to figure out why hundreds of birds, fish, dolphins and sea turtles have been found dead on a Galveston beach, the Galveston County Daily News reported.
One volunteer found more than 100 dead fish while walking on the beach Wednesday, KVUE reported.
Volunteers also reported 50 dead pelicans in one day, according to Theresa Morris, Gulf program coordinator with the Turtle Island Restoration Network.Morris said the large amount of carcasses could have something to do with the chemical fire in Deer Park in March, KSAT reported. The fire caused thick, black smoke to fill the air, while pollutants leaked into the air and waterways, the television station reported.Biologists took water samples Wednesday, KVUE reported.
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Hundreds of dead fish were found floating in a canal on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Saturday morning and residents in nearby areas are complaining of the unbearable stench emanating from the decaying fish.
Reports have indicated that hundreds of fish have died over the past few days in the conservancy canal that runs between the Richmond Housing Scheme and the La Belle Alliance Housing Scheme.
According to several residents in those areas, the water is stagnant and they are unable to use the water, as they previously did for household chores and other activities.
Guyana Times was told that the area where the fishes are floating is polluted with garbage as well as other items that persons appear to have dumped into the waterway.
Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder, on Saturday told this newspaper that officers from the Ministry are presently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
“It cannot be due to the dry season that so many fishes are dead and there is water there. I just received a message about this and have asked my Ministry to investigate to determine what caused such a situation. It had to be something extraneous,” he stated.
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Hundreds of fish died of asphyxiation in the covered port of Sugiez (Fribourg). The reason for their gathering in this port is for the time being a mystery. Different pumps were mobilized on Wednesday to reoxygenate the water quickly.
The covered port of Sugiez (FR), on the shores of Lake Murten, faces a very high concentration of fish. Mysterious, the phenomenon resulted in the death of hundreds of individuals due to lack of oxygen. Urgent measures are under way.
“The reasons for the massive presence of fish in this port are not known at the moment,” said the State of Fribourg on Wednesday, via the forest and nature Department. For several days, dead fish have been spotted on the surface of the Broye Canal in the vicinity of the covered port of Sugiez.
On Monday, the wildlife guard of the area found and harvested 427 fish, representing about 50 kilos, without finding the source of the problem. Fish were immediately sent to the Centre for fish and wildlife medicine (FIWI) in Bern to determine the cause of mortality.
The source of the problem could be identified on Tuesday night only, says the communiqué. This is the grouping in the covered port of Sugiez of hundreds of thousands of fish (bream, rotengles, Roach, ablettes, Pike). It is not known why they came to massage there.
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A school of dead fish was found on Praia do Sol, which is part of the Araruama Lagoon, in São Pedro da Aldeia, in the Rio Lakes Region, on Saturday (13).
The flagrant was made by the fisherman Pablo Santos in the place known by the residents as Praia da Vala.
In a statement, Prolagos, the concessionaire responsible for sanitation and water supply in the region, reported that teams collected water and fish samples.
The material, according to the concessionaire, was sent for analysis and the results will be correlated to factors such as temperature, salinity and rainfall index.
The City Hall reported that a team from the Environment Secretariat, Lagoa, Pesca e Saneamento de São Pedro da Aldeia is carrying out an analysis of the fish found dead at Praia do Sol. He also said that the main suspect is that the fish fishermen themselves.
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Hundreds of fish have died near an internationally-recognised lake in eastern Victoria.
Regulators and water managers have blamed “natural causes” such as salinity for the death of adult carp in the main drain of Lake Wellington near Sale.
Advocates for the Gippsland Lakes said the mass fish deaths were just another indicator of long-term mismanagement of the waterways, while a scientist said the impact of the drought was to blame for the decline in water quality.
Phil Ronalds, who lives near Lake Wellington, a Ramsar-listed wetland, raised the alarm about the dead fish earlier this week.
He said diverting water from rivers for the nearby Macalister Irrigation District, and to supply Melbourne with drinking water, was part of the problem.
He said this fresh water kept the saline water at bay at Lake Wellington and across the extensive Gippsland Lakes network.
The Gippsland Lakes is a series of lagoons fed by seven rivers flowing down from Victoria’s high country, towards the coastal town Lakes Entrance.
Much of the saline water that causes problems in the lake system is from the entrance being opened permanently to accommodate industry in the port.
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