240 TONS of dead fish wash up, due to red tide in Manatee County, Florida, USA

Fish Kill Alert

As of Monday, the county had already collected about 241 tons of red tide-related debris left on Manatee County beaches, parks and waterways, cleaning up the majority of fish kills, officials announced during a news conference.

With bulk of the cleanup done, the county has ended its contract with Aptim, an environmental consultant agency that undertook the task of cleaning the fish kills from canals and other waterways and shores in the county. Just under $250,000 of the $750,000 grant the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has committed to Manatee County, has been spent to date on clean-up efforts.

Courtesy of bradenton.com



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