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Thousands of dead fish appear on the coast of Mahahual, Mexico

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Thousands of dead sardines appear floating on the coast of Mahhual, this day a great surprise took inhabitants of the Mayan coast at the height of the Bermejo River 6 km south of this town.

Mayor José Rosas mentioned that it is due to sargassum, species such as seahorse and other species have been affected, no environmental authority is monitoring this phenomenon.

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Massive die off of sardines washes ashore in Ensenada, Mexico

Hallazgo de sardinas muertas en la playa de Ensenada, BC
The Attorney for Federal protection to the environment (Profepa) attended the discovery of copies of sardine Monterrey (Sardinops sagax), who were dead and in a State of decomposition, in waters and beaches of Ensenada, Baja California.
 
In a statement, the Pofepa reported that this dependence inspectors attended the report citizen, as well as to information disseminated through social networks, in which reference was made to the “massive” presence of specimens of fish deaths along the Beach known as ‘The Pavilion’ in Ensenada.
 
In response, Profepa in the entity staff went to the site to corroborate the facts, where they found in a strip of coastline of thousand 250 meters in length and a width of 0.5 meters, copies of dead fish, which to be reviewed were identified as Sardinops sagax or as commonly referred to sardine Monterrey.
 
Likewise, inspectors made several tours in the area of Beach, with the purpose of detecting contaminants, evidence of the presence of fuels, chemicals, or presence of red tide that could have given rise to the death of These bodies, however, not found any cause.
 
Continuing with the diligence of research, were interviews with ejidatarios and settled in the place, who said that hours before had detected the presence of fish dead at the site, were observed two boats in the site, that it possibly performed catch or fishing of sardine and anchovy.
 
Therefore, Profepa performed a consultation in the satellite tracking of vessels (SISMEP) system of the National Committee on fisheries (Conapesca), noting that indeed, the day in which arose the presence of dead fish, two were located “sardineras” boats.
 
These vessels, pointed out, were possibly carrying out maneuvers of catch of sardines a short distance from the site of the event.
 
To rule out the existence of contaminants at the site or traces of them in dead organisms, a hypothesis that has been set is that one or two boats had an error of calculation or maneuver to load the marine product.
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Large numbers of dead sardines found ‘due to red tide’ in port El Agallito, Panama

Large numbers of dead fish, mainly the sardine known as Gallota, were found dead at the mouth of the La Villa river in the El Agallito de Chitré port area.
 
According to the regional director of the Aquatic Resources Authority of Panama (ARAP), the mortality of the species was due to the presence of the phenomenon known as the red tide, which has been reported for three weeks on the coasts of Coclé and in The area of ​​Pedasí.
 
The site came from the ministries of Environment and Health to take samples of the water, which will be sent to the laboratories in Panama to determine the possible causes of the presence of dead fish.
 
Guillermo Nicholson, director of My Environment in Herrera, said that at first glance it was not possible to show contamination of the river, so the investigations are directed towards the dark spot recorded in the sea, as well as the possibility that Bolicheros boats have Throwing the dying fish back to the sea.
 
Local fishermen reported that since yesterday afternoon they began to see the first dead fish in the port, which were dragged from the sea by the water.
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Thousands of dead sardines wash up on the coast of Muscat, Oman

An algae outbreak has resulted in the death of thousands of sardines near the Coast Guard Port in Sidab area of the capital Muscat recently.
 
The sardines had choked to death due to the lack of oxygen in the seawater, according to experts from the Marine Science and Fisheries Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
 
After investigating the samples, it was found that the oxygen shortage was caused by the excessive growth of plankton, which is scientifically known as prorocentrum arcuatum, an expert from the centre said.
 
Oxygen levels had dropped sharply to 1.2 mg/l while it should be around 1.5mg/l and above.
 
Phytoplankton are the self-feeding components for the plankton and a key part of oceans, seas and freshwater basin ecosystem. Large Zooplanktons, fish, and mammals depend on these plankton for their survival.
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MILLIONS of dead sardines wash up on the coast of Quemchi, Chile

A new natural phenomenon associated this time to the stranding of millions of dead sardines was uncovered the afternoon this Thursday in the beach of the locality of Aucho in Quemchi.
 
The find has attracted the attention of the inhabitants of this coastal sector who did not hesitate to approach the edge of the place to verify the situation.
 
Yohana Rodríguez, a tourist entrepreneur, said it was some visitors who first noticed the fish sighting on an entire stretch of the beach and intensified Friday morning.
 
“The tourists found the surprise of this stranding of sardines and today we went to see how big it was and of course it was a lot of small sardines,” explained the local entrepreneur.
 
The people of Auchao added that “if what was catching our attention days ago is that there was too much seagull coming”.
 
The unusual phenomenon is already in the knowledge of the port captaincy of Quemchi that moved to the beach of Aucho to inform of this strange event in the coasts of the place.
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Thousands of dead sardine fish wash up on Bozcaada Island in Turkey

Bozcaada sahiline yüzlerce ölü balık vurdu
Bozcaadais situated on the East Coast to the shores of İğdelik-Port this morning, thousands of dead sardine fish.
 
Some of the fish died due to the withdrawal of the troll and expressed the opinion that hit the coast, while sudden changes of water temperature may be the cause of death was stated. News soon after receipt of the Bozcaada District Agricultural officials went down to the beach, we didn’t find any chemical substance in the initial findings.
 
Under the legal limit of sardine and fish size. Fish, a fishing boat, the coast guard may have spilled into the sea to escape the possibility of inspection of Command over when stopped, according to test results from laboratories suggests the situation said.
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TONS of dead sardines washing up on a beach in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The dead sardines on the Jeddah Corniche. — Okaz photo
The dead sardines on the Jeddah Corniche. — Okaz photo
 
A large number of dead sardines have washed ashore the Corniche here because of sewage water thrown in the sea, according to marine experts.
 
Several Corniche visitors expressed great concerns over the dead sardines and even captured videos and took photographs and posted them on the social media websites, warning that the problem can exasperate. They called upon pertinent authorities to step in and contain the problem before it gets out of hand. The dead sardines emitted stinky smell that even birds could not put up with.
 
Muhammad Ahmad was fishing near Al-Nauras Square when he saw tons of dead sardines. After a while, he could not bear the stinky smell and had to leave, wondering why the sardines died. He called upon authorities to take necessary measures to protect the marine life in the Red Sea and public health. He said the dead sardines could cause serious diseases.
 
Fikri Abdulwahab, a citizen, blamed sewage water for the problem and warned of severe environmental consequences of dumping sewage water in the sea. He said even birds could not eat the sardines because of their bad smell.
 
Khalid Saeed, a fisherman, blamed Jeddah Municipality and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture for this disaster and called upon them to take swift action. He said the general public can sue the municipality and the ministry if it was proved that they neglected their job.
 
Ali Ishqi, an environmental expert, blamed the poison of floating marine plants for killing tons of sardine, stressing that these plants pose public health risks as well.
 
“Getting rid of hazardous chemical waste in the sea can cause these plants to multiply and kill more marine creatures,” he warned.
 
Nasser Al-Ahmad, an environment expert, agreed that the disposal of waste material in the sea can produce plants that kill fish and sardines, warning against the negative effect of improper environmental practices.
 
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Another 300 TONS of dead sardines wash up on the south coast of Chile

La marea roja en Chile
Some 300 tons of dead sardines appeared off the coast of southern Chile, local press reports, highlighting the demands of fishermen, accusing the fishing industry of polluting with their discharges the coast and the Government of defend the interests of the industry.
 
“The Secretary (Fisheries Raul) Súnico and the Government does not want to realize that the situation affecting our sea not only has a climatic explanation, but is a consequence of the years has been given wide latitude great fisheries and aquaculture to plunder and kill the Chilean sea industry, “he told the newspaper La Tercera spokesman National Heritage Defense Council fisheries (Condepp), Hernán Machuca.
 
This new case comes just 12 kilometers from where two weeks ago thousands of tons of dead fish were found.
 
Machuca questioned the government for not cancel the Fisheries Act, also known as Longueira Law, referring to its promoter, the economy minister under President Sebastian Pinera (2006-2010), Pablo Longueira.
 
Adopted in 2012, the law gives great benefits to the fishing industry, harming workers and fisherfolk.
 
The industry has “its best ally in Longueira Law that the Government refuses to cancel” Machuca, adding that “the industry received free fishery resources, so that the state now has no money for scientific research said, define serious action, “reports La Tercera.
 
Condepp spokesman appealed to President Michelle Bachelet, who asked to end the improvisations in the sector.
 
In another development, the Government has not responded to the demand for artisanal fishermen in the area of Los Lagos, demanding a presidential delegate to continue the talks and find a solution to the conflict that isolated the Chiloe archipelago continent.
 
As reported by the news portal Bio Bio, artisanal fishermen demand that the government increase “substantially” the amount promised to alleviate the situation of workers affected by the appearance of the toxin known as red tide, which killed thousands of tons fish.
 
Fishermen say the death of the fish is due to the dumping of waste from the salmon industry working in the area.
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40,000 TONS of Salmon and 8,000 TONS of Sardines have washed up dead, due to red tide in Chile

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A huge amount of dead salmon and sardines are accumulating on the Pacific coast of Chile since early this year due to the effect of climate phenomenon known as El Niño, reports Telesur .
 
It is estimated that water has expelled Chilean beaches a total of 40,000 tons of Salomes in the region of Los Lagos, representing 12% of the annual production of salmon from Chile. This month also appeared 8,000 tons of sardines in the mouth of the river Queule.
 
In addition, they have also discovered thousands of dead shellfish and clams stacked on the coast of the Big Island of Chiloe, as well as several cuttlefish dead on the shores of the island of Santa Maria.
 
Scientists blame these anomalies climate phenomenon El Niño, which causes warming of the surface waters in the Pacific Ocean Ecuador, next to the American continent, raising them to higher temperatures than normal. To this other phenomenon known as red tides, which is the presence of small algae called alexandrium catenella, which generate a venom causes paralysis of the nervous system and kills shellfish and seafood of the area adds. In addition, consumption can be harmful to both other animals and humans.
 
Meanwhile, fishermen in the region of Los Lagos in Chile, maintain a blockade access to the big island of Chiloe in protest at the lack of support they receive from the government to offset the effects caused by the death of these marine species.
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4,000 TONS of sardines wash up in Araucania Chile

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A total of 1,500 tons of dead sardines were withdrawn in order to Seman, after about 15 days ago aground on a beach in a river in the region of La Araucania.
 
Moreover, some 2,500 tons remain on the banks of river Queule.
 
About 140 tons of rotting sardines have been removed daily by members of the Chilean navy, government officials, fishermen and volunteers Queule Caleta, where the stranding occurred.
 
“1,500 tons of dead sardines have been removed from the cove Queule” said a Navy statement released Monday.
 
A group of Navy divers established that the thickness of the layer of dead sardines in water reach a meter deep in the most critical areas, while on the river bank there are several thousands of dead fish.
 
“The priority is centered about 2,500 tons of sardines which are still in the banks and river surface Queule” Cristián de la Fuente, maritime governor of the city of Valdivia said.
 
It should be noted that in recent days the work of teams hired by the municipality was favored by the frontal system that affected the region ,, as many of the fish were at the bottom of the river or the ocean bottom, that according to the National Fisheries Service (Sernapesca) transformed into organic matter.
 
Bernardo Pardo, regional director of the agency, said that although 8000 is estimated at all dead sardines will be much less to leave.
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