Archive | August 5, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of fish killed by ‘new virus’ during past year along coast of Sweden

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Hundreds of thousands of fish killed by ‘new virus’ during past year along coast of Sweden

Large amount of dead fish wash ashore along the coast of Surat, India

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Fish in large numbers were found dead on the shore of Arabian Sea near Magod Dungri village in Valsad district on Sunday. The grey mullets, locally known as boi, are very popular among the local fishermen community. The incident has made many despondent as fishing is the main vocation of the people here and the fishermen community have been taking steps to maintain the ecological balance in the region. However, for the last many years, fish of different species are being washed ashore in south Gujarat, particularly at the beginning of the monsoon season.

Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) and forest department have been so far unable to find out the exact reason behind this. However, people of Magod Dungri allege that fish have been dying in large numbers because of discharge of industrial effluents directly into the sea.

“Villagers were shocked to see the dead fish. Boi is the lifeline for many in the coastal areas. The fish have been dying in large numbers because of discharge of untreated industrial waste into the sea. The authorities have failed to take any preventive action. The polluted water first kills the boi fish which are found in the coastal waters. The marine ecology on which thousands of fishermen here depend has been disturbed,” sarpanch of Magod Dungri Premila Tandel said.

GPCB officials collected samples of the dead fish and also water from the coastal area of the district. GPCB will carry out tests on the samples to find out the cause of the death of the fish. Regional head of GPCB, Vapi, Anil Patel was not available for his comments.

“The GPCB officials come here, but do not give a clear cut report for the reason behind the death of the fish in large numbers. Neither have they taken any action so far to prevent such incidents,” a fisherman from Valsad Manoj Tandel said.

13 whales die after stranding on a beach in County Donegal, Ireland

Almost all members of a pod of 13 whales which live-stranded on a beach in Co Donegal yesterday have died despite the best efforts of locals to save them.

A spokesperson for the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) told that nine of the animals had passed away and been buried, and the remaining four were expected to expire in the coming hours.

“It’s obviously a sad occasion but the best thing to do at this point is to leave them alone and let nature take its course,” NPSW ranger Emmet Johnson said, advising curious onlookers to stay away from the beach.

“Council officials have buried the dead whales, and all will be buried in time.”

90,000 Farmed Atlantic Salmon killed due to disease in Nordland, Norway

07.07.14 Fish Kill in Norway

Information received on 07/07/2014 from Dre Kristina Landsverk, Chief Veterinary Officer, Norwegian Food Safety Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Brumunddal, Norway

Thousands of dead fish wash up in a pond in Terzialan, Turkey

Terzial thousands of fish washed ashore in the pond!

Gulet Terzial in the town bell in the bell on the start of mass fish deaths Governor Nurettin Kakillioğl the Mayor Tuncay Terzial Göymen Terzial Irrigation Cooperative Chairman Mustafa Ertan looked at the fish deaths.

Food, Agriculture and Livestock Department officials with bells and the dead fish from the pond water samples to be analyzed by the cause of death is under investigation.

Kocabaş tea after mass mortality seen in the previous days Terzial mass fish deaths started in the pond located on the lake freshwater mullet, carp and catfish threatens ıeşit.

Terzial ponds Irrigation Cooperative Chairman Mustafa Ertan, “Pond Us rain after the color of the water turned black was. Then fish deaths happened. Administration and Ilia agriculture come from the samples they took. Now assay damping are welcome. Şuanda irrigation do not. According to the results to irrigation and fishing starts,” he said.

Ertan, picking up flotsam bury the fish, he said.

Hundreds of birds dead from avian flu in Wonogiri, Indonesia

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Hundreds of birds in Environmental Jatituwo 002/RW RT 012, Urban Poor, Sub Ngadirojo, Wonogiri died early this July. The results of the rapid test on chicken carcasses by the veterinary team Department of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs (Nakperla) showed positive Winton that chickens died because of avian influenza (AI).

Associated with the condition, two children were also found in the vicinity of the heat. Information compiled, Thursday (03/07/2014), two children’s initials I, 12 and S, 4.5. The second boy’s body and symptoms such as hot menderitas suspect ILI (Influenza Like Illness). One of the two children was on Wednesday reportedly taken to the health center and suggested Ngadirojo referred to the hospital, but not so.

Meanwhile, hundreds of dead birds that consists of ducks and chickens. Hundreds of birds that belong to the two men, namely Sugeng, owner and Suradi duck, chicken owners. Sugeng has approximately 400 tail ducks in a row, but as many as 390 dead tail and Suradi have 75 chickens and died some 65 tails.

Ducks that died had no carcasses that can not be done while the rapid test carcasses of dead chickens showed positive AI after rapid tests. Meanwhile, Head of Animal Health Department Nakperla Winton, Surip Surono met in his office, confirmed the deaths of hundreds of birds. “The results of the rapid test showed positive chicken carcasses while the AI ​​virus to ducks no carcass. However, look at the symptoms and the owner told people quite possibly also due to the death of duck AI viruses. “

Surip represent Kadinas Nakperla Winton, explains Pramod Rullu Thursday, officials held a socialization-related death in the fowl. “PE performed Tuesday. All requested caged birds and spraying disinfectant in the dead birds. “

Surip asserted, Pity the entrance of the village / urban endemic AI. Because, on April 29 and never was 173 dead chickens infected with AI virus positive results. Separately, Head of Puskesmas Ngadirojo, while confirming Harnanto said it was not authorized to give statements. “Am I authorized to give statements huh? Current epidemiological investigation (PE) was found dead birds and two children suffering from the heat. ”

Are there children who were treated in health centers? Harnanto said, that patients from Jatituwo, Pity referred to the hospital if his condition has not improved. Meanwhile, the Head of the District Health Office (DKK) Winton, Widodo, found age to follow the budget committee meetings in Parliament House Winton justify two children in Environmental Jatituwo 002/RW RT 012, Urban Poor, Sub Ngadirojo, Winton hit by suspected Influenza Like Illness (ILI ). He asked Ngadirojo health worker monitoring during the next two weeks.

“The medical team PHC Ngadirojo been asked to monitor the health development of two children who suspect ILI. If no body heat right down immediate action and referred to the hospital, “he said.

According to him, the existence of two such children need to be aware that the transmission of Avian Influenza (AI) does not spread to humans. “The percentage of recovery for people affected by a small AI virus. To that end, the human need to be aware of symptoms that do no justice to the developing human. The intensity of enhanced surveillance. Each day, although no information on the development of the patient’s condition. “

Thousands of oysters and clams wash up dead on beaches in Karachi, Pakistan


Thousands of oysters and clams wash up dead on beaches in Karachi, Pakistan

Hundreds of dead birds found on beach after storm at Lake Winnipeg in Canada

Patricia Beach

Flooding isn’t just taking a toll on humans and crops, it is also impacting wildlife.

After Tuesday’s storm the water of Lake Winnipeg rolled up and over Patricia Beach, leaving hundreds of dead birds behind as the water receded.

Michael Almey, who owns a cottage on Patricia Beach, said the birds covered the beach.

“They were all obviously drowned, victims of the storm, the surge of the tide,” said Almey.

A naturalist on site told us the baby seagulls were too young to fly away during the storm but may have survived had the storm hit a week or two later.

Residents said conservation crews plan to start clean-up Friday.

Hundreds of dead fish wash up along a beach in Hawaii, America

Dead fish wash up to shore in Nanakuli

Hawaii News Now viewer Lawena Painter was on her morning walk along Nanakuli Beach when she saw them, scores of small dead fish littering the beach along the tide line.

“It was very, very disturbing. We were afraid at first, but we still went swimming. There was nothing in the water” she described.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is aware of the occurrence, and has been investigating. It says the fish in question are juvenile gurnards.

“They’re coming up on the shore with the currents, on the high tides they’ll come in if the current is coming onshore, then they’ll wash up in the tide line” said Aquatic Biologist Alton Miyasaka.

While the results of their pending investigation won’t be available for two to three weeks, Miyasaka says this event is most likely a natural phenomenon, and not anything nefarious.

“We don’t think it’s something the public needs to be unduly concerned about” he said.

The DLNR credits the public for reporting the situation, and urges continued vigilance in situations like this.

“If you’re a diver, swimmer, surfer, beach walker…anyone who’s out there, you can be looking out and doing your part” said Anne Rosinski, the DLNR’s Marine Resource Specialist.

Lawene Painter did her part, now she can return to her home beach with peace of mind.

“Very, very relieved. Now we can enjoy the beach we’ve been going to since we were babies. We can enjoy it and know it’s still a safe and beautiful beach”.

10,000 dead fish ‘is a mystery’ in a lake in Tyrone, Ireland

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Hundreds of dead fish are still littering the shores of one of Tyrone’s most popular fishing lakes, horrifying anglers and passers-by.

Staff from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) have been removing the rotting bodies from Brantry Lough in plastic bags all week.

It is now estimated that the total number of dead fish, which are mostly stocked trout, will be in the region of 10,000.

DCAL is investigating whether a difference in temperature between the tanks in which the fish were transported and the lough itself could have contributed to the kill, which was one of the worst ever seen in the area.

However, local fishermen have claimed they noticed the first signs of trouble weeks ago, and had warned the Fishery Department that a catastrophe was about to happen

It is believed that most of the dead fish were stocked trout introduced to the lough in the preceding weeks, rather than coarse fish such as roach or perch.

Fishing expert Tommy Conlon said the fishery department should tackle the problems facing the trout population and allow the lough to return to a first-class fishery.

For the full story see the Tyrone Times next week.

“The lough has been in decline for sometime, and very few people are fishing there now”, he said.

“Not so long ago hundreds of people fished it every week for the best brown trout you could catch.

“However, roach and perch were introduced, and the perch bred ferociously, to the extent that the lake is now hiving with fish.

“There needs to be some sort of cull, or change to the fishery’s policy to allow the fish population to stabilise.

“The water was very warm for the past week, and this contributed to the large number of fish deaths, but the underlying problem is overcrowding.”

Another fisherman claimed to have observed fishery staff stocking the fish with trout several times in the past number of weeks.

“It was clear to me and other fishermen that the trout weren’t behaving as they should”, he said.

“They were acting strangely and seemed to be staying at the bottom of the lake rather than coming up to feed on flies.

“They were obviously suffering and the water quality was deteriorating. The issue was raised with DCAL, but they appeared to do nothing about it.