Large numbers of dead sardines found ‘due to red tide’ in port El Agallito, Panama
Large numbers of dead fish, mainly the sardine known as Gallota, were found dead at the mouth of the La Villa river in the El Agallito de Chitré port area.
According to the regional director of the Aquatic Resources Authority of Panama (ARAP), the mortality of the species was due to the presence of the phenomenon known as the red tide, which has been reported for three weeks on the coasts of Coclé and in The area of Pedasí.
The site came from the ministries of Environment and Health to take samples of the water, which will be sent to the laboratories in Panama to determine the possible causes of the presence of dead fish.
Guillermo Nicholson, director of My Environment in Herrera, said that at first glance it was not possible to show contamination of the river, so the investigations are directed towards the dark spot recorded in the sea, as well as the possibility that Bolicheros boats have Throwing the dying fish back to the sea.
Local fishermen reported that since yesterday afternoon they began to see the first dead fish in the port, which were dragged from the sea by the water.
Courtesy of critica.com.pa