20 TONS of dead fish found floating in a lagoon in Ursulo Galvan, Mexico
About 500 people directly dependent on fisheries are affected by the alleged downloads making ingenuity to the Cabana Model lagoon, the municipality of Ursulo Galvan, which killed about 20 tons of various fish species.
It was reported that the pollution problem wit that gap has more than 40 years and although there are officials who are interested in resolving this situation, the negotiations start, but come changes of government and everything remains stagnant.
Fishermen from various unions demanded a stop to this situation, which is a recurring, as each six months the harvest started or happens such fish kills.
Touring the lagoon Cabana it can be seen that the whole body of water no dead fish, the species still floating, many have been eaten by birds such as herons and gulls, likewise has decomposed and has gone to background.
It is common to see floating in the mangrove or on the shores of the lagoon cream of dead fish from the smallest to some of considerable size.
The fishermen explained that when the work of death and since this is due to the lack of oxygen in the water, liquids throws wit and not poisoning, many fish are taken by people coming together considerable amounts and Do you sell.
But while there is an economic benefit for some who come to collect up to 50 kilos of fish every person, this is not normal, because fishing is what will sell and not what is not needed.
TRAGIC WEEKEND IN THE CABANA LAGUNA
Jose Mateo Tejeda Peña, president of the fishing cooperative “La Perla de Chachalacas”, said it was a “tragic weekend” for that body of water, as the Friday night fish kills began, and ingenuity is responsible Model.
He stressed that this is not attributed to anyone else, because the harvest has just ended, so it makes cleaning the mill of those “irons” and when those contingencies come.
He said that some say are the downloads of the municipality, but the truth is that these discharges are constant and no species dies, however, the discharge does wit causes situations such as that seen with the naked eye, where mojarras , sea bass, eels and other species floating dead on the shores of the lagoon.
As fisherman said he did not know what throws wit to that place, but some say it’s caustic soda and other acids occupying cleaning gives machine, which removes oxygen to the water and this causes the death of species.
The impact is severe because it leaves employs about 500 fishing families of seven cooperatives, so they now have lost their source of income and have no choice but to wait for clean water comes, it will be in three months, when it starts to rain.
“We draw from this lake bream, sea bass, robalete, crab, shrimp and fish such as mullet,” he said.
He asked the authorities involved fishing and determine who is to blame for this death, because if a fisherman earns a fault or a fisherman was the cause of this situation until the prison will provide.
He ruled that suffer by about 20 tons of different species were lost, but for what it represents in terms of reproduction, because they would generate more resources fishing in future there will be no shortage of product.
Ariel Gonzalez, aquaculturists in the area, agreed last Friday wit Model threw their contaminated water and only in his kennel lost 35 000 mojarras and his brother 10 000 mojarras more they were playing, so he said something must be responsible and should pay damages.
He said that not only are people who fish in that area, but fishing Cardel, La Gloria, Chachalacas and other surrounding towns, which no longer have product.
He reiterated that the ingenuity Model sends its wastewater without any treatment, so even though supposedly have a treatment plant really does not work and the proof is the plague there.
Courtesy of oem.com