The calamity environmental is recorded in Pajaral, sector Caño Grande. Corpamag says that it is due to lack of oxygen product of the washing of the waters because of the rains.
A mortality of fish, it of greater proportion of them last ten years, is presents from the afternoon of the Thursday in the swamp large of Santa Marta, generating alarm among them fishermen and it community by it form repeated as is comes registering this disaster environmental.
Emergency focuses on the Ciénaga de Pajaral, Caño Grande sector, jurisdiction of the municipality of Sitionuevo, where thousands of fish have died due to lack of oxygen.
The majority of the species affected correspond to smooth, goat and Crappie.
Alfredo Martinez, Deputy Manager of Corpamag, explained that was the Thursday by the night when fishermen of the area launched the alarm, is gave the order for a personal is moved to the place to take samples of the water.
He said that the death of the fish occurs due to lack of oxygen due to the severe drought which have endured in recent months and then with the arrival of winter.
It expert ensures that the mortality of fish is associated to the rains that removed the matter organic that is in decomposition in the bedding and to the exit, consumes the oxygen that there is in the swamp.
“Is precisely that decrease of oxygen and the phosphorus in suspension, which produces the death of them fish”, explained the biologist marine Sandra Villardy.
He also said that the problem will continue because there are four years of organic matter accumulated in this area and because freshwater is not entering it to the swamp for many reasons.
He warned that what is dying is the food of humans and what is in check is the work of fishermen.
“Is need with urgency a declaration of emergency so that is generating jobs and the people have with what eating”, scored
He said that this situation was advised, personally, in April to the Governor of Magdalena, Rosa Côtes de Zúñiga.
This is the third death in less than a month and a half is presented in this lagoon complex.
For more veterans fishing sector, this has been the largest recently.
Andrés Galeano, a native of Tasajera, told the Brownsville Herald that when they sailed in canoes they were trapped in a “white carpet of fish”.
“I did remember the month of March of 1998 when thousands of fish died in the swamp”, scored.
In June of the year past is presented a disaster environmental similar in the area of Pajaral, the Toad and Zarate due to this same cause. On that occasion were taken off of the swamp large three tons of fish.
Courtesy of elheraldo.co