Archive | November 24, 2013

Tens Of Thousands Of Dead Fish Found Floating Along A River In Fuzhou, China

Pu full of dead fish floating down the river, stretching hundred meters

Reporter went to the river boat pump stands side, he saw the bodies of river fish floating everywhere, stretching hundreds of meters. Big fish about 8 cm, smaller only 4 cm. Zhang said nearby residents, a few days ago have not found a dead fish, just yesterday morning at 8 o’clock, he went to work and found dead fish all over the river.

Pu lower river water black, standing by the river, floated stink. A discharge pipe rolling river mud near the pipeline will be dyed yellow, Pu lower river is divided into two entirely different, some yellow, some black.

Reporters view along the pipeline, about two hundred meters near the Fujian Provincial Science and Technology Museum has a new museum construction site in Malaysia by the Fujian Provincial Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. is responsible for construction. Site staff denied mud discharged from the pipe from the site.

Reporters will be reflected to the river in Fuzhou Municipal Construction Committee Office. At 8 pm, the River City Construction Committee responsible person to live to see the dead fish and the river discharge slurry pump case. See the person in charge of the scene, said there is a layer of oil was found near the dead fish, the oil pump is sluices between the river and Minjiang leaking oil, where the oil leak is currently plugged. The official speculated that dead fish and oil may be related, and said it would send someone to clean up the dead fish, and to determine the cause of death.

As rows of mud shore pipeline, the official said, the mud is discharged from rainwater pipes, companies will likely be caused by stormwater sewer access pipe. Today, they will be distributed along the rainwater pipes, investigation polluters.

Fuzhou Marine and Fisheries Technology Center Professor Gong Mengzhong said after seeing photos of dead fish, dead fish are not those of tilapia, also ruled out the temperature is too low the fish froze to death speculation. In addition, these fish should be the natural growth of fish Minjiang Estuary, the cause of death to be detected.

Thousands Of Dead Horse Mussels Wash Up On Hua Hin Beach In Thailand

Thousands of dead horse mussels washed up at Liab Wang Neau earlier today.

That surely can’t be a good sign for the health of the oceans.

Bussaba Chokesuschat, deputy mayor of Hua Hin, led a troop of local environment division officers to clean up the unlucky bivalves this afternoon.

Apparently, the dead mussels were beginning to rot in the sunlight and started emitting a pungent scent.

Khaosod reported the officers were able to get rid of most of mussels on the beach but had to stop because of the high tide.

Thousands Of Fish Suddenly Die In A River In Surabaya, Indonesia

Because DO (dissolve oxygen / oxygen) dissolved in water decreases, thousands of fish of various kinds such as heights, jendil, wader, bader, sili, and indigo that is in Surabaya munggut (drunk) at the location of the sluice Gunungsari Surabaya.

Head of Water Resources Water Services Division III Perum Jasa Tirta (PJT) I, Taufiqurrachman when met at his office, Wednesday (13/11/2013) said that conditions in Surabaya is currently experiencing dropouts due to Surabaya and surrounding cities have not experienced the rainy season.

“On average DO for two days is still below 2 mg / liter. Though ideally the normal DO in the range of 3-4 mg / liter,” he explained.

Taufiqurrachman PJT I added from the data through a water quality monitoring tool (Water Quality Monitoring System) known to the point of lowest DO reach 0 mg / liter at 17 Coral Pilang station point. That is, at that point the water has no dissolved oxygen levels and certainly would munggut and dead fish.

“To overcome this we add water discharge Surabaya by taking water from the sluice Mlirip Mojokerto,” he explained.

Just a note, a similar incident last munggut fish occurred in May 2012 ago. When the pollution of Sugar Factory Gempol crepe are the cause.

Of the number of fish that NOD was greater, because the pollution affected areas across the district / town of Mojokerto, Gresik, Sidoarjo, Surabaya up.

Mass Fish Deaths Found In A Stream In Edremit, Turkey

News: Edremit River Review Launched For The Dead Fish

Stream passing through the center of Edremit district of mass fish deaths in recent days began to be seen. In particular, the tea’s Ring Road Bridge near frequent fish mortality acting on the Edremit Food, Agriculture and Livestock District Manager Hüseyin Acar and aquaculture engineer Doctor Ibrahim Türkgül, large-scale investigation found. Fish deaths that occurred due to pollution Manager Huseyin Acar who tahmit, “As a result of our review, we’ve determined that mixed household waste in Edremit River. Edremit polluted by domestic waste stream is made up of oxygen depletion in the water. This in turn has led to fish kills happening. Oxygen remaining fish are greater than the more oxygen in order to get themselves to the edge, laying the little ones suffocation could not stand the dead “dedi.hüse Acer, they identify areas of tea involved in the dirty water to stop where necessary in the application that they stated.

Thousands Of Dead Fish Found In A Lake In Gavirate, Italy

Slaughter of fish in the lake suffocated by mud and waves

Thousands of dead fish in the lake by asphyxiation in Gavirate. Blame the wind gusts on Sunday night. This is the bitter surprise who have found themselves before the eyes of fishermen and residents of the area yesterday morning.

The discovery was made at the height of Rowing: hundreds and hundreds of copies surfaced from the water, with other fish resting on the bottom, were crushed beneath the slime.

To cause the deaths of fish it was, according to experts, the strong wind that between Sunday night and Monday morning, with gusts violent beat the whole area of ​​Lake Varese.

The wind has indeed stirred the waters of the basin, stirring the lake bottom, thus concentrating the pollutants in the lake and pushing them in Lido. A fish trap, which in a short time have died. To the lake of Varese is a very serious environmental damage.

Hundreds Of Dead Fish Found Floating In A Lake In Kazan, Russia

24.11.13 Fish Kill In Russia
The newspaper appealed Metro Street residents Hadi Taktasha they angered environmental situation in the area of ​​Lake Average Boar. Strolling along a stream in the afternoon, in front of the Kazan Zoo Gulnara Yakupova her husband saw a school of dead fish that floated to the surface.

– This scandalous situation is repeated in the area of ​​the reservoir is not the first time. Especially on weekends and public holidays. We are confident that the fish died because the lake waste merges one of the nearby industrial plants – says the girl.

Gulnara Yakupova affected – which looks environmental police? A district administration?

– I would advise citizens to apply to the Ministry of Environment, RPN or environmental prosecutor’s office. These offices should be experts, specialists who can make measurements of water and explain the nature of this phenomenon – told Metro activist Nelia Biktimirova.

Kazan environmentalists are not the first time faced with a similar situation.

– Information Events this does not appear anywhere. Although the long-suffering Kaban lake constantly undergoing similar experiences. Must apply to the fishing control, rybinspektsiyu. Experts agencies make protocols determine the species composition and environmental damage caused, – said the head of the Republican Metro Nature Protection Society Sergei Mukhachyov. – Experience shows that the best course to knock on every door – environmental prokuratutu, the Ministry of Environment. This will help keep the pond do Kaban lake alive.

Experts see the cause of the ecological disaster relief hazardous waste or mess of urban sanitation, posledovavschy for this lack of oxygen and as a result – fish kills. Apparently, certain organic pollutants killed lake. Although environmentalists do not exclude other causes freeze.

Despite the proximity to the lake of industrial enterprises in recent years, the pond began to come back to normal, discharges tyazhellyh metals did not happen for a long time.

– On such a long time did not hear. But the problem for urban ecology Cabana there, – said Sergey Mukhachyov. – Residents may rely on the publication and pictures, because there is a date of the incident and eyewitness accounts.

Hundreds Of Dead Fish Wash Up In The Bay Of Puerto Montt, Chile

A massive fish varazón the early Monday occurred between Pichi and Angelmó Pelluco in the Lakes Region.

The phenomenon was first recorded at 2200 hours on Sunday, lasting until the early hours of Monday.

Affected fish are whiting, sardines and mackerel, which were left in large numbers along the coast.

The authorities expressed concern and called for the southern population not consuming these fish because they do not know if you have some degree of contamination.

The fishermen say that what happened is due to changes of tides and currents.

Hundreds Of Tilapia, eel And Carp Found Dead In A Lake In Moka District, Mauritius
A miraculous catch? There are fish in abundance, of course. But the positive side of the story ends there. Hundreds of dead tilapia and carp piling up on the shores of a lake … It’s enough to give chills in the back. A vision of horror, in fact. The inhabitants of a small village located in the district of Moka, there a few days. And even if, very quickly, the bodies were removed a few days later, still an unpleasant odor emanating from the lake Valetta.

This large expanse of water, surrounded by beaches of grass grow where magnificent trees, is where villagers gather to fish, pray or just take a breath of fresh air. But in recent days, officers of the Ministry of Environment and Fisheries officers were dispatched to prevent the inhabitants of this region do not fish in the pond or consume water. Samples were sent for analysis at the beginning of the week.

In this corner of the island, everyone – or almost – has its own ideas about what happened. Industrial pollution, fish disease, stroke of fate, bad omen … Everyone has their own “mwa ki mo to think.” But discreetly, of course. The explanations are always preceded by a “mo pa kone kinn arive.” Any opinion is not good to share. Especially in this small village … desert in the early afternoon on Wednesday, November 6. Some buses travel the main road. A family does not live in the village came to see the famous basin. And Jean Clency Nibat prepares to go prepare instant noodles.

The dead fish, it’s not that he did not care. But this is not the first time it happens, he said. So he does not really care. Moreover, it is not fishing and does not consume water from the lake: “There is tap water,” he says, looking a little vague. A few steps away, Devanand Luckeeram works in his snack. He cares.

“Show disappointing”

He was one of the first on the scene after the news of the discovery of the bodies in the lake is spread throughout the community or almost: “There was a really big fish, eels … It was a really sad sight. “For him, it is a disaster:” I wonder if there is still fish in the lake! I do not believe we can fish again. Or, at least not for years. “The unpleasant smell not escape him. Then he asked if the locals do not breathe a “bad air”, “. All this is very strange,” He hopes that things will return in the order very quickly.

And he is not alone, it seems. Daya Apadoo Santa Ramdoyal and Damountee Bassodersing do not like this kind of thing happens in the locality. They like the quiet days, the good life, routine and reassuring look. Moreover, they found, that Wednesday, as every day also in Daya. This last clip brushes and made ​​a chat. She admits she does not really stand out “. Thanks to my daughter, who came from Goodlands, I knew there was a problem” Yet she lives less than two minutes basin.

His children do not fish. Grandchildren do not play near the lake. And by dint of being around a place for decades, do not forget to enjoy it, as beautiful as it is. Solange Troubadour is in the same situation. While the weather is cooling slightly, waiting for the bus to walk a little. She passes the basin regularly without really paying attention. Dead fish? As she has no health problems and did not drink water, it’s okay, “I do not mind this kind of thing.” Like her, other people the village are not interested in the problem. A rain of “naked pa konn nanye” falls, while gray clouds invade the blue sky. The rain will not delay.

Gashen Pillay, he finds dead fish in such large quantities, it is very disturbing. Then, he hoped that explanation “natural” is found in this unnatural situation: “Some people say it’s just an accident.” He would like to believe

Results soon

An increase in the temperature of the water? Poisoning? Pollution? What caused the death of hundreds of fish this? Samples were collected for analysis. If the results should be known this week, it has obviously not been the case. For its part, the District Council of Moka said he had no documents in his possession. However, it seems that the test results will be known soon.

Massive Oyster Die Off, ‘Everywhere You Look It’s Just Dead Oysters’ In Beaufort County, S.Carolina, America


The oyster population in parts of Beaufort County has been nearly wiped out by a massive die-off, and the area’s oyster farmers are feeling the pain, according to environmental officials and fishermen.

It’s difficult to say exactly how many oysters have died, but fishermen in Beaufort County are reporting as much as 75 to 90 percent of the oysters they find in the areas they harvest are dead, said Lee Taylor, S.C. Department of Natural Resources commercial shellfish coordinator.

“We don’t have official numbers right now because it varies even from one side of the river to another,” Taylor said.

It’s likely that heavy rain over the summer caused the deaths by inundating the estuaries where oysters grow with fresh water and lowering salinity levels, he said.

Along the banks of the Broad River, 80 to 90 percent of the oysters are dead, according to Craig Reaves, owner of Sea Eagle Market in Beaufort.

“Everywhere you look it’s just dead oysters,” he said. “Everything in that area is wiped out.”

Reaves has tested salinity levels in the river and gotten results near zero, he said. Where his fishermen once picked 1,000 single oysters in a day, they’re finding only about 100 living oysters now, Reaves said.

“It was during the summer that we had so much rain that our salinities got very out of whack,” he said. “But I’ve never seen so much rain that it would affect the oysters.”

Technically the state is at normal rain levels, but the rain fell hard enough and in a short enough span to have a lasting effect on salinity levels, Taylor said.

“We haven’t done an extensive survey yet, but there’s really not a whole lot we can do about it,” Taylor said. “We can’t increase salinity.”

Fisherman Jon Dusenberry picks clusters of oysters near Whale Branch and has seen between 75 and 90 percent of the oysters in the area near the Coosaw River dead. In the past, he’s sold his oysters to eight restaurants in Myrtle Beach, but he’s had to cut back to supplying just three this year, he said.

“That’s the first that’s happened to me in this area,” he said. “It’s kind of wiped us all out right here.”

It appears the worst of the deaths are in Reaves and Dusenberry’s areas along the Broad and Coosaw rivers, Taylor said. He has also heard from fisherman in one area near Charleston, but that die-off is not as large as in Beaufort County.

Although there is little DNR can do to stop the deaths, Taylor is documenting the event for study.

Of the oysters he has observed so far, Taylor said he’s found many with juvenile oysters attached to the inside of the shells, which means the oysters were able to reproduce at least once before they died.

However, it will still take some time for the population to recover, he said.

“It could have a long-term impact up to two or three years, but it’s hard to project,” Taylor said.

Thousands Of Dead Fish In The Deschutes River In Oregon, America

The recent fish kill on the upper Deschutes River is deplorable. Thousands of fish, including large brown trout, rainbow trout and other species died due to poor water-management practices. State water managers, those responsible for the flow of the river, say nothing was done differently in the reduction of river flows than in the past. However, in previous years there were not fish kills of this magnitude.

Fish need clean, cold water to survive. Many conservation groups have worked diligently to improve the health of our streams and rivers. Climate change will adversely impact stream flows in the future, as will efforts by the city of Bend to take surface water instead of ground water.

Our rivers, and the fish and wildlife that inhabit them, are what make Oregon a special place to live and recreate. Therefore, every effort should be made to protect and enhance these ecosystems. Unfortunately the Deschutes has been managed primarily as an irrigation ditch.

Hopefully, this fish kill will be a wake-up call to those in charge to manage the Deschutes in a more balanced and responsible way. This tragedy was completely avoidable. The city of Bend’s choice to take surface water from Bridge Creek (which provides essential cold, clean water to the Deschutes) is also avoidable, and unnecessary.