Archive | May 30, 2017

50,000 cattle dead due to flooding in Corrientes, Argentina

The northern province of Corrientes became – in the last 20 days – a dramatic scenario for livestock producers. According to their calculations, about 50 thousand animals died due to the inclemency of the floods.
The province has 2.5 million hectares flooded in 11 departments. The most affected part is the northern part of the province, where it rained 1,000 mm in the last 25 days, when the area usually falls 1,700 mm throughout the year. It is estimated that there are 1.5 million bovine heads throughout the affected region
Manuel Garcia Olano, Secretary of Agriculture of Corrientes, was able to fly over the area two weeks ago and told Clarín that “the situation is devastating. There is a lot of dead property,” he said, because animals do not have to eat for days and die. ” The highest percentage of mortality occurs in calves, but there are also sheep, pigs and birds.”
Some $ 350 million of loss is estimated. Although, according to Olano, “the biggest losses are productive: losses of weight in the hacienda, loss of current pregnancy and surely the next pregnancy too,” he says.
“The total mortality we will know when the water goes down, but it will be very high, ” he warned. “And in addition, we estimate that even when it stops raining, the situation will be worse because in Corrientes, the grass grows only in the spring, so that the animals that survive will not have pastures to eat .” The province has a rodeo of 5 million bovine heads. There are fields, especially those of small producers, who are 100% flooded .
According to Olano, this is a productive but also a social problem. “Because there are about 8,000 producers that have less than 200 heads, that is, they are small producers that today only have the option to sell.” However, many are reluctant to do so and are limited to receiving the balanced feed that the provincial government sends them in canoes to where they are isolated.
This weekend the situation worsened because a bridge was broken and the route between Corrientes and Misiones was directly closed.
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Tens of thousands of fish die ‘suddenly’ in Guangxi, China

Vigil workers found one of the fish pond fish appeared abnormal phenomenon, have jumped out of the water and groups Floating, no matter how to rescue the oxygen did not have the effect, the next day, regardless of the size of the fish pond fish all over the white belly. How is this going?
Mr. Chen’s fish pond is located in Hengxian Tao Wei town six show village old Wang Yu village, an area of ​​about 10 acres, mainly to keep the sweet-scented osmanthus fish, online reporters at the scene smell a strong stench, fish pond floating above With a lot of dead fish. Mr. Tong said that these fish died very strange.
Fish pond owners Chen Youming: From my years of experience in fish, the general is hypoxia or what, then, will not be the death of the law, if it is hypoxia or weather problems, then the fish is a little floating head, or swim to the shore, Only the phenomenon of poisoning will be the whole fish jump up and down the fish.
Reporters noted that the fish in the pond regardless of the size of the death of the situation, but the adjacent sides of the fish pond, there is no dead fish situation. Mr. Chen recalled that in early April this year, the fish pond to pump disinfection, so Mr. Chen to the water out of the next to the drains, the downstream of the channel is connected to another owner of the fish pond. Surprisingly, after the drainage, the downstream fish pond 2000 pounds of silver carp died, Mr. Chen and the downstream fish pond owners forged a beam, so Mr. Chen is worried that he may have been retaliated.
Mr. Chen said, since then, he and the downstream pond no longer on the link, whether it is not the other side of the black hand, can only wait for the results of the police investigation. And for their own loss of fish ponds, Mr. Chen said that now is the fishing moratorium, the market of sweet-scented osmanthus fish about 35 yuan per kilogram, the initial statistics about 2 kilograms of sweet-scented osmanthus fish died, the loss of more than 700,000 yuan. This incident also aroused the attention of the local government.
Nanning City Hengxian pottery town deputy mayor Luobo: Taking into account the pond is also subject to economic losses, his mind is also more sad so, causing such a thing, our government to help him first, we ask people to help him salvage, do harmless treatment.
At present, the local fishery sector has been on the fish pond water quality and dead fish were sampled, and sent to a professional body for testing, the local government will also urge the departments to investigate the dead fish incident.
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Dozens of dead sea birds found washed up on a beach in San Pedro de la Paz, Chile

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An unusual find was made by neighbors of the Michaihue sector of the San Pedro de la Paz commune, which through a video captured the presence of several dead black fardelas on the beach near the Olas condominium.
After realizing what had happened, the inhabitants warned the situation to police officers, after which staff from the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG) attended to perform the corresponding skills.
The professionals managed to account for about 25 of these dead birds , from which they took samples, which will be sent to a laboratory of the institution with the aim of ruling out exotic diseases together with determining the cause of death.
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Die off of sea birds along the coast of Florida, USA

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Pelicans and other species of aquatic birds are reportedly dying off from the coast near Amelia Island all the way south to Ponte Vedra Beach, sea life researchers say.
Researchers with the Florida Sea Grant Extension of Northeast Florida, a part of the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Program based in Flagler County, say ospreys, pelicans, gulls, and anhingas are a part of this die-off.
These birds appear to become disoriented, the researchers say, and somehow find themselves far from the ocean and their habitats. Their feathers become dry, brittle, bleached and lack proper waterproofing. Some can even be seen bleeding from the mouth.
The majority of the sick birds are near the mouth of the St. Johns River, researchers say. Possibly related is a rainbow-colored sheen atop sea form at the beach of Little Talbot. Sick pelicans have also been spotted in the lake at the Guana Wildlife Management area.
Veterinarians with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have collected the carcasses of some of the birds and are testing them to find out more information.
Sea Grant Extension researchers say if you see find dead birds, report them to the Florida Fish and Wildlife bird mortality database at this link. Don’t touch them.
If you see any sick birds that sound like the ones in this report, email Anna Deyle, NE assistant regional species conservation biologist at this address. If you can, include photos but don’t touch the birds.
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Thousands of dead fish found in a lake in Kondalampatti, India

Thousands of fish were found dead in Kottanatham Lake, near Kondalampatti, here on Wednesday, leading to allegations of discharge of industrial effluents.
Dead fish were found floating in the 350-acre lake that helps irrigate farms in Chinneri, Poolampatty, Keeranur and Periyur.
Villagers said they used the water to irrigate 400 acres and many were also involved in fishing in the lake to earn a livelihood.
However, industrial effluents from companies located in the area were let into the lake, causing pollution, they alleged. The villagers said though many petitions were submitted, no action was taken to check the effluent discharge. The fish had died over the last two days and foul smell emanated from the lake. The villagers wanted the dead fish to be removed immediately.
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Massive die off of catfish in the Yangtze River in China

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The incidence of catfish catfish from March 18 from the sporadic death, to the late April incidence increased, the rapid growth of death, there have been 300 acres of ponds died every day 100,000 kilograms of cases, the peak of Dafeng, Sheyang, etc. The amount of dead fish per day more than 120 million pounds. 
Since mid-March in Jiangsu coastal catfish catfish disease since the efforts in many efforts, has come up with the prevention and treatment programs, and achieved good results, but on May 17 received the phone on the farmers, told the breeding of the channel catfish died The amount of the last few days from 100 per day to three thousand tail, I think it is necessary for the recent catfish channel for the prevention and treatment of the case to sum up, to the farmers a little reference. 
Channel catfish domestic consumer market is becoming more mature, the price tends to be stable, and there is considerable profit margins, in this context, Jiangsu coastal farming area gradually expanded in Yancheng formed about 40,000 acres of aquaculture concentrated area, mainly in the Dafeng’s deer fishery, Shanghai farm, Jianfeng farm, Sheyang’s Linhai farm, Sheyang salt field, Nanjing military area non-staple food base and so on. Recently the area of ​​the catfish has occurred in an acute, serious loss of disease, a large amount of death, so many farmers lose confidence.
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103 dead dolphins washed up along Black Sea coast since April, in Russia

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As of May 9, bodies of 103 dolphins were found in the coastal zone of the Black Sea, of which 31 were found in the Crimea. Investigation of the causes of the tragedy is handled by the Azov-Black Sea Environmental Prosecutor’s Office. According to preliminary data, the mass death of dolphins can occur for 4 different reasons. At autopsy, in the stomachs of individuals, a hard shellfish was found. Also consider the version of physical impact. Mammals could get confused in established fishing nets, as it happened many times . Another version is the loss of the leader of the geolocation pack. He could throw himself ashore, after which the rest of the pack followed suit. Also in the Black Sea, water samples were taken for laboratory testing, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports. Scientists environmentalists say that over the past few years this is the most massive case of death of dolphins.
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Thousands of dead sardines wash up on the coast of Muscat, Oman

An algae outbreak has resulted in the death of thousands of sardines near the Coast Guard Port in Sidab area of the capital Muscat recently.
The sardines had choked to death due to the lack of oxygen in the seawater, according to experts from the Marine Science and Fisheries Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
After investigating the samples, it was found that the oxygen shortage was caused by the excessive growth of plankton, which is scientifically known as prorocentrum arcuatum, an expert from the centre said.
Oxygen levels had dropped sharply to 1.2 mg/l while it should be around 1.5mg/l and above.
Phytoplankton are the self-feeding components for the plankton and a key part of oceans, seas and freshwater basin ecosystem. Large Zooplanktons, fish, and mammals depend on these plankton for their survival.
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MASSIVE die off of clams, fish, oysters and shrimp in Kien Giang Province, Vietnam

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The mass of fish, clams, oysters and shrimps in Kien Giang province in the past few days has been unusually dead, causing billions of dong in damages to the people, as well as causing terrible stench in the area.
Residents say that the phenomenon of unusual seafood has appeared for many days, extending from the beach in Kien Luong district to Ha Tien town.
Seafood died most on May 8, a series of fish floating on the water and lying on the sand.
Not only fish but bottom-dwelling species such as prawns, crabs, crabs, and especially deep-sea species like clams and oysters also die in mass.
Mr. Vinh Kim, Chairman of Thuan Yen Clam Cattle Cooperative (Ha Tien Town), said: “The clam of the cooperative is close to the harvest date, the white dead, damage billions. Fish and shrimp also die in bulk. “
Mr. Phu Cot Lien (resident of Thuan Yen commune, Ha Tien town) chokedly said that he invested more than 1.5 billion for this clot but now lost.
Maybe, yesterday I harvested this clam. Expected to catch more than 250 tons, with the price of 21,000 thousand VND / kg, then collected more than 5 billion. But now clams are dead, “Lien said.
Truong Anh Vu, a resident of Duong Hoa Commune, Kien Luong District, said: “I drop 15 tons of clams like the last few billion. On harvest day, this is considered as empty hands. “
Mr. Van Khen (resident of Duong Hoa commune, Kien Luong district) said: “Previously I dropped nets at the beach near the house stick a lot of fish, but since the fish died so far can not baby brain”.
After receiving the information people reflected, Kien Giang province’s functional sector has come down to the field of field inspection and water samples sent to test to find out the cause of dead sea mass.
MARD also sent the team to the field and took some samples to take the test to find the cause.
A source from the Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Kien Giang province said that the agency had received the results of preliminary analysis of water samples analyzed CENTEMA Center for Applied Technology and Environmental Management related to the sea Mass production mentioned above.
Previously, three samples were transferred to this center for analysis to find the active ingredient that can kill fish mass.
As a result, there are 17 basic indicators in seawater and 2 indicators of pesticides are in the standard. Particularly surfactant indicators (indicators not in standard 10-MT: 2015 / BTNMT) are higher than normal.
In addition to the above three water samples, Kien Giang DONRE collected 7 samples of water for analysis at the laboratory of the Monitoring Center under the Department.
Results of the analysis of 7 indicators are included in the standard for QCVN 10-MT: 2015 / BTNMT on coastal water, NH4 + and Coliform only at the point between Tam Ban canal near the sluice gate of Trung Son shrimp pond Is exceeded by environmental standards (3.6 times and 11 times).
Currently, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment is awaiting the results of the analysis of phytoplankton criteria and the results of running gas chromatography to determine the origin of the surfactant. At the same time, the Department is also investigating for sources of surface active substances.
It is known that to date, the total number of dead fish is 14,000 including 3 types of grouper, squeeze and squirrel. The total area of ​​clam farming is more than 558ha. The damage range extends over 30km from To Chau bridge in Ha Tien town to Binh An commune, Kien Luong district.
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