Thousands of dead fish wash up along a lagoon in Patagonia, Argentina
The pejerreyes and the trout appeared mysteriously on the sand and ignited the alert since a decade ago something similar had happened in that mirror of water.
It is about Carrilaufquen lagoon, located about 15 kilometers north of Jacobacci by Provincial Route 6. For several years the lagoon had disappeared due to the great drought, and in 2014 it regained its natural state.
At the beginning of 2015 the province planted 5,000 rainbow trout fry, following a request from the neighbors and ordered by resolution to close the fishing until December 15, 2017.
“We are worried about what is going on. While the studies are going to determine what happened, we suspect it may be overpopulation,” said local Public Services Secretary Carlos Quisle.
Faced with this situation, two aquaculturists from the Andean Zone Sport Fishing Board visited the lagoon to take water samples and collect fish to send to the National University of Comahue.
The technicians admitted that “it may have been caused by lightning, by the proliferation of algae or by overpopulation of fish.”
Courtesy of minutouno.com