60,000 dead fish wash up in Indian River Lagoon, Florida, USA

Fish Kill Alert

An estimated 60,000 dead fish littered a six-mile-long stretch of Indian River Shores’ beaches Wednesday morning, according to a Public Safety Department survey.

In some spots, there were more than 200 dead fish for every 100 feet of shoreline, which stretches from Vero Beach north to Wabasso Beach.

“It’s very patchy,” Police Chief Rich Rosell told the Town Council during a meeting Wednesday. “In some areas there are more than 200 and in others there are less.”

The Town Council unanimously authorized Town Manager Rob Stabe to spend up to $25,000 in emergency funds to clean up the massive fish kill.

Stabe said he would contact Vero Beach and Indian River County officials to see who those governments contracted for their cleanup efforts, and consider hiring them as well.

Courtesy of eu.tcpalm.com


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