Thousands (8 TONS) of fish wash up dead along beaches in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Fish Kill Alert

Thousands of dead fish are taking the Long Island beaches, tourist town on the southern coast of São Paulo. The carnage occurring since last week, spans 18 kilometers of sand.

The city has collected eight tons of fish only on the beaches of the central region, as informed the press office. The stench bothers tourists seeking the quiet beaches.

The dead fish are examples of corvina, hake, swordfish and even shark pups. The presence of dogs and vultures attracted by the carnage bother residents.

Environmentalists relate the death of the fish to the heavy traffic of fishing boats near the coast. In trawling for catching shrimp, boats rule the fish of little commercial interest that are caught in the net.

Many specimens die and end up being taken to the beach by the tide. The Environmental Police said it would intensify fiscalizaão the fishing activity in the region.

Courtesy of Diario De Pernambuco

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