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123 TONS of #fish die in the #UralRiver in #Atyrau, #Kazakhstan

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More than 123 tons of dead fish collected on the Ural River in the Atyrau region, said data on Monday, March 18, Saken Dildahmet , spokesman for the Committee for Forestry of the Ministry of Agriculture .

According to him, on March 16-17, 2019, 5.8 tons of dead fish were collected on the Ural River, and the total number of collected fish of partial rocks was 19.2 tons.

“In total, on March 18, the number of collected fish is 123.2 tons,” Dildahmet informed on Facebook.

The collected dead fish is delivered to Spetsavtobaza LLP and is utilized, its collection continues.

Dead fish began to float on the Ural River in December last year after warming. In spring, the true scale of a natural disaster was visible.

As previously reported, the damage from the massive death of fish on the Ural River in the Atyrau region exceeded a million dollars. This fact is under the control of the Minister of the Interior. Representatives of the ministry went to the region as part of an interdepartmental government commission.

It is also known that most of the dead fish are sturgeon artificially grown in specialized fish farms. Signs of especially dangerous diseases in dead fish were not found. At the same time, analyzes showed the presence of ammonia in both the dead and living fish of the fish of sabrefish, bream, crucian carp and white-eyed.

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Thousands of dead #fish wash up #NewJersey, #USA

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State environmental officials say thousands of dead fish have washed up in a New Jersey shore community.

The adult menhaden, also known as bunker, were found Saturday in creeks and bays in Oceanport that are part of the Shrewsbury River estuary in Monmouth County.

Officials say the deaths occurred after a large school of menhaden were pursued by predatory fish and depleted the oxygen from the shallow water.

Officials took water samples and confirmed low dissolved oxygen in the creeks. Local crews were working to remove as many of the fish as possible, while the rest will decompose and eventually sink.

A fishing guide told APP.com that a lower than normal tide cause by stiff winds helped push water away from an already shallow area.

Menhaden are small schooling fish that play a vital role in the ocean food web. They are also harvested commercially for fish oil and used as aquaculture feed.

There have been multiple bunker fish kills in New Jersey due to various reasons in the last decade.

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Thousands of dead #fish found floating in the #Caboolture River, #Australia

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There’s something fishy going on in a key waterway north of Brisbane after reports of “thousands” of dead fish.

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Massive #fish kill in the waters of #Oceanport, #NewJersey, #USA

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Oceanport residents say a massive amount of dead fish washed up in their waterways within a 24-hour time span.

Heaps of the stinky, dead fish formed a carpet of carcasses among docks and boats off the Shrewsbury River.

Oceanport Creek, Parker’s Creek and Blackberry Bay ended up being the final resting place for the dead fish.

New Jersey, as well as others states like Florida, has seen its fair share of fish kills through the years, which typically takes about a few weeks. What make this massive fish die-off a-typical is that it happened within a 24-hour period.

“Normally, we do have this happening on a yearly basis, but not to the extent we had this year,” says Mario Criscione, owner of Marina at Oceanport. “So Friday, there was nothing, and Saturday you had this whole event.”

The Department of Environmental Protection released a statement saying, “The dead fish are adult Manhaden fish and group in large schools. They are ocean going, but do go into smaller waterways to escape predators. When this happens, they tend to use up all the oxygen and die. The DEP took dissolved oxygen samples.”

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Hundreds of #dead #fish found in a lake in #Aracaju, #Brazil

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Dead fish were found in the Augusto Franco Park, in the South Zone of Aracaju.

The reason for the death of the animals is unknown, but this is not the first time this happens in the park. In January of this year , hundreds of fish were found dead on the spot.

In a statement, the Municipal Service of Urban Services (Emsurb) said that the report of the Technological and Research Institute of the State of Sergipe (ITPS), requested in February, reported that there is no contamination in the lake water of the Parque Augusto Franco. The technical investigation of the institute still confirmed the exacerbated growth of the population of fish, level far below the water, caused by the lack of rains in the period, high salinity, due to the presence of the sea water that, necessarily and in a controlled way, arrives at the lake by means of the floodgates, would be causing the death.

Since the causes of death were officially confirmed, Emsurb has programmed the expense in the waters of the lake. In this interval, there was a 50 mm accumulation of rainfall in the capital, according to the National Institute of Meteorology (INMET), which could lead to a reduction in salinization content and an increase in lake water level.

The company also said that after the new occurrence on Sunday will carry out the spending in the next few days to prevent overpopulation of fish cause further deaths.

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123 TONS of #salmon suddenly #die in a #fish farm in #Castro, #Chile

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The company Salmones Camanchaca, reported abrupt and sudden mortality of 123 tons of salmon at the Pilpilehue center, located in ACS 10 B, near the city of Castro, due to the presence of concentrations over 250 cells per ml of Pseudochattonella cf verruculosa , on the surface, activating immediately its plan of action against massive mortalities. The event would have occurred on the previous night and early Thursday morning.

Sernapesca regional staff was immediately established in the farming center stating that mortality is being withdrawn according to the available logistics, in addition to informing the regional inter-institutional environmental contingency committee.

It should be noted that Sernapesca keeps in surveillance the centers that make up the concession group 10B, ACS to which the Pilpilehue center belongs, since February, considering the presence of Pseudochattonella cf verruculosa , in concentrations under alert levels.

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Thousands of #dead #fish wash up in a #lagoon in #NewSouthWales, #Australia

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Residents at Lake Meringo near Moruya on the New South Wales Far South Coast this week have been shocked to find thousands of dead fish and other marine life along the lagoon’s shoreline.

It is the second major fish kill event in the region in the past five weeks.

The discovery follows a number of fish kill events around the country in recent months, where millions of fish have died.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) said it had investigated the matter at Lake Meringo, and the main species affected included black bream, gudgeons, mullet, eels and luderick.

The DPI said the suspected cause related to the very low water levels at Lake Meringo and resulting poor water quality.

“At these low levels, coastal lakes are very susceptible to high water temperatures, algal growth, and low dissolved oxygen,” a DPI spokeswoman said.

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Hundreds of #dead #fish wash up in a #lake in #Bengaluru, #India

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The residents living in the vicinity started noticing the floating dead fish last week. The number of dying fish kept increasing until Tuesday.

BBMP officials said the fish are dying as the fishermen have been deliberately removing the fish they were rearing in the lake. “Now, as the summers have begun, there is too little water in the lake to rear fish. So, the fishermen are removing the fish in the lake.

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Hundreds of dead #fish wash up, ‘never seen this many before’ in #SegersjonLake, #Sweden

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Several Tumbabor have heard of both Mitt i and Botkyrka municipality after having seen lots of dead fish in the lake Segersjön in Tumba. One of them is Uttranbon Henrik Sjöberg.

I went with my dog ​​around Segersjön. To my horror, I saw hundreds of dead fishes along the shore, he says.

According to the environmental unit at Botkyrka municipality, the fish death is due to lack of oxygen in the water. The oxygen deficiency in itself is due to a combination of causes.

The ice has lain like a lid on the lake. Then we have had the hot summer and a low water level in combination with a lot of biological material and plants, says Ylva Wolgast who is a communicator at Botkyrka municipality.

According to the environmental unit, there is a risk that all fish in the lake will die.

But if that happens, it will swim in new fish from Uttran.

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Thousands of dead #fish found in a #river in #Tolu, #Colombia

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Thousands of small fish appeared dead on Tuesday in two pipes in the municipality of Tolú ( Sucre ) in the Gulf of Morrosquillo .

Fishermen made known the situation after a tour of the Pichilín and Guainí streams .

In the latter, they found thousands of bass, anchovy and other anchovies that are typical of the area, the fishermen said.

The death toll is registered in the Guainí stream, according to Julian Medina , leader of the fishermen , as a consequence of the contamination by sewage and the lack of flow and counterflow during the summer.

“At this time of year, the mouths of streams and pipes are naturally closed, but there is a phenomenon, and that is that both the Guaimí and the Pichilín streams are draining sewage . Then that contaminated water, when stagnating with the high temperatures causes that the oxygen is lost and when losing the water oxygen, logically there is going to be fish mortality, explained Medina.

The fisherman said that the death toll occurred on Tuesday February 26 in the Guainí stream, but it is believed that it will also happen in the next few hours in the Pichilín , where dead species such as crab (marine crab) were found.

Finally he assured that this situation had already been alerted by them, through the organization Salvemos Arroyo Pichilín , but only until this Tuesday when the death toll occurred when the Mayor sent a backhoe to open the mouths of the two streams and thus allow the flow and counterflow of the waters, from and to the sea.

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