Archive | July 7, 2016

Massive die off of fish in fish farms in Hongze County, China

Starting from June 24, sihong County, Suqian city, hongze Lake town zhongyang sucheng district and town by many fishermen in captivity begin massive death. Reporter learned that, overnight, many fishermen all mariculturists in fish deaths, losses amounting to hundreds of thousands of pounds.
In this regard, the Suqian City Environmental Protection Department said: “the days of heavy rain, fish hypoxia caused by death. ”
“These zones are now unable to find fish. “On July 5, Yang Zhen producers Ni Xiudong sucheng district, Suqian city, told the modern Express Reporter, he began in 1997 in hongze Lake fence culture, all zones with a total area of nearly 800 acres, but on June 23 after a heavy rain in the afternoon, he had raised more than 300,000 pounds of fish such as Hualian a left, all died.
On July 5, reporters take the Ni Xiudong, who boats to fish culture zones to see spirits and dead fish floating in the water has been cleaned up, but still has a very pungent fishy odor on the water, fishing net hung on the fish’s internal organs.
“Now the water, under water are waist-deep fish bones. “Another Sun Rui farmers told reporters that the fishermen’s preliminary statistics, the current loss of fish stocks has reached 1.5 million pounds.
It is understood that such things from 2010 as sometimes happens, but most affected fishermen this year, the heaviest losses. “Used to be a few samples of staff, take pictures, and then went below. “Fishermen are introduced, 6 years later, they still do not know what is wrong with these fish die, so even the avoidance, prevention are not able to do.
In this regard, the Suqian City Environmental Protection Department: “verified site, fence culture showed up dead fish ponds and hongze Lake area, there may be a problem due to heavy rain led to anoxic. Specific cause of dead fish from fishery departments make a ruling, I will cause dead fish for further investigation. ”
Department of environmental protection said, fishermen wondered: “hongze Lake is the water, why would hypoxia? Some more precipitation than we, why our fishermen being affected? ”
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Large die off of fish in a river in Luoyang, China

A dead fish in the River in Luoyang 2000 kg
Suspected dumping of waste pollution
Often reported full media news yesterday, a article entitled wujin district Luoyang town wearing Brook West Street Village Board a article River recently because HIV water into, River in of fish all died has of post appeared in local network Forum in the, users “Jiangzhou night” said, the village within a article River of river pollution serious, caused big area died fish, no processing stinks, near villagers martyrdom.
Reporters yesterday to contact with Dai Xi Cun Wei yang, Director. Yang Director, Internet users reflect this river is called Yang Si Cao, length of 180 meters wide and more than 20 meters, on July 1, the widespread phenomenon of dead fish, according to the statistics there are more than 2000 pounds, after a preliminary investigation, people throw garbage into the river and construction waste is produced.
It is understood that the CAO fish was brought up by the young director Yang Si, he told reporters, Yang Si CAO is a small river in the village, village of tube connected to a dead River, about 200 m from the Yang Si Cao, “the river has been abandoned, some people threw garbage in the River, water flow through the dam into the Yang Si Cao, Yang Si Cao pollution caused. ”
Dead fish at the same time, where a number of villagers were holding a net to catch fish, plus village delegates cleanup, currently of Yang Si Cao dead fish have all been cleaned. Next, the village Committee will investigate who is to dump garbage at Hanoi.
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Thousands of dead fish wash up on beaches in Virginia, USA

Photo: Jay Diem, Delmarva Now
It is not clear what caused thousands of dead fish to wash up on Northampton County beaches on Friday, July 1, a Virginia Marine Resources Commission spokeswoman said.
“We don’t know if it was a spill or if it was a lot of fish congregating in one area of the Bay,” said spokeswoman Laurie Naismith, adding, “It might not be a spill.”
The massive kill marred Chesapeake Bay beaches from Latimer’s Bluff to Fisherman Island, according to residents.
Omega Protein, which has a processing facility in Reedville, Virginia, told the VMRC they are investigating the incident and were immediately sending someone out to the area.
“They’ve already got people there cleaning it up,” Naismith said Friday afternoon.
It was the second incident in 10 days where massive amounts of dead fish washed up on Northampton County beaches.
A June 22 incident where thousands of dead menhaden washed up on a private beach near Machipongo was the result of a grounded net, but it was not known which company was involved, Naismith said at the time.
A similar fish kill happened in October 2015, when Omega Protein Corp. reported a fishing net tear to the VMRC that resulted in about 75,000 dead fish washing up on Chesapeake Bay beaches.
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1,000+ geese killed due to avian flu in Tainan, Taiwan

Bird Flu

More than 1,000 geese at a farm in the Xinhua District of Tainan in southern Taiwan were destroyed Monday after samples from the farm tested positive for a new strain of H5 avian flu virus, according to officials.
Officials of the city’s animal protection department said Tuesday that the farm owner reported abnormal deaths of geese on the farm July 1, and disease control experts who were sent to investigate found the remaining geese to be in low spirits and a bit distressed.
The experts took samples from the farm for testing and confirmed July 3 that a new strain of the H5 bird flu RNA virus had spread among the birds.
Animal protection officials followed standard procedure in culling a total of 1,048 geese on the farm and disinfecting the area, according to the department.
Monitoring of three poultry farms within 1 kilometer of the affected farm did not find anything abnormal as of Tuesday afternoon.
The officials said recent afternoon thunderstorms that created high humidity amid high temperatures might have had a negative impact on the geese’s immune systems, leaving them less resistant to the virus.
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Tens of thousands of dead fish found in a river in Quebec, Canada

Fish Kill Alert

Wildlife officials in Quebec don’t have a good answer for why tens of thousands of fish in the Yamaska River, near Saint-Hyacinthe, are dead. The fish kill was first noticed on Thursday, but many of the fish had been dead for several days.
The fish kill has not been selective, as wildlife officials say the dead fish include minnows to large fish, up to 15 to 20 centimeters (6 to 8 inches) in length.
Christian Blanchette, the regional coordinator for Urgence Environment told CTV News that biologists and scientists came to the river on Thursday and Friday, trying to discover the cause of the fish kill. He said they were looking into several possible causes, including spills, sewage and construction waste.
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Several TONS of dead fish found in a river in Deventer, Netherlands

Fish Kill Alert

It is unclear what caused the fishing mortality is. The water Board has yet to Polish height. The fish is in the water at a pressure point for walkers and cyclists in the sandy Waite park.
Possible there is lack of oxygen in the water by install. During heavy downpours, as last weekend, it is more common. Recently was that in Colmschate still the case.
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Thousands of dead fish found, ‘a mystery’ in the coastal waters of Catanzaro, Italy

Fish Kill Alert

A summer morning like many, on the beach of Montepaone Lido, in the province of Catanzaro. The clear water is one of the Ionian Sea, which acts as a theater for one of the most beautiful parts of Calabria. This morning, though, swimmers have found before them a bad show.
Thousands and thousands of fish dead, in fact, have surfaced from the clear waters of the Ionian Sea. A truly inexplicable event that put a bit of concern to many swimmers present this morning at the beach. This was all accompanied by a strong game. The stretch of sea is the one that goes from the “Lido San Luca” to the “Lido of financier”. There may be waste of fish, since water was found to be clear and clean. This would be the only plausible cause.
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27 km NW of Helena, United States / pop: 28,190 / local time: 01:02:11.2 2016-07-07
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Distances: 41 km NE of Kathmandu, Nepal / pop: 1,442,271 / local time: 17:38:30.0 2016-07-07
29 km W of Kodāri, Nepal / pop: 1,600 / local time: 17:38:30.0 2016-07-07

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Distances: 149.0 km (92.6 mi) ENE of Dili, East Timor
245.0 km (152.2 mi) ENE of Atambua, Indonesia
304.0 km (188.9 mi) NE of Kefamenanu, Indonesia
348.0 km (216.2 mi) NE of Soe, Indonesia
149.0 km (92.6 mi) ENE of Dili, East Timor

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