Archive | July 20, 2019

Hundreds of dead #fish found floating in #Barthe river in #Vorpommern, #Germany

Fish Kill Alert

Hundreds of dead fish found floating in a river in Vorpommern, GermanyThe sight is frightening: Hundreds of dead fish are currently floating in the Barthe . The first cases were reported to the district of Vorpommern-Rügen on Wednesday. The tenant of the water, the Landesanglerverband (LAV), was informed on Thursday about the fish extinction in the Barthe . “We take the matter very seriously, but so far we do not know the cause,” reports Mario Voigt , who is responsible for environmental, nature and species conservation at the LAV, on Friday on OZ demand.

First assumptions would assume an oxygen deficiency . The district has already taken samples, but so far no contamination of the water can be detected. The water police had also been informed about the incident.

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Thousands of #fish dead ‘due to #heatwave’ in a lake in #LafrenierePark, #Louisiana, #USA

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Thousands of fish dead ‘due to heatwave’ in a lake in LafrenierePark, Louisiana, USA

Hundreds of dead #fish wash ashore on a beach in Florida, #USA

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Hundreds of dead fish wash ashore on a beach in Florida, USA

11,000+ #birds killed due to BirdFlu in #Xinjiang, #China

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China has confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu in Horgos in the far western Xinjiang region.

The outbreak killed 1,015 out of 2,545 birds raised by farmers in Horgos, according to a notice on the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs late on Friday.

Authorities culled 11,910 birds in the area to control the spread of the disease. The notice did not specify the type of poultry involved.

China is the world’s No.2 poultry consumer. It has reported several outbreaks of highly pathogenic bird flu in recent months.

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50 TONS of #fish suddenly die in a #reservoir in #Kuningan, #Indonesia

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Tens of tons of fish belonging to the buoys floating NET (Kja) in Darma Reservoir, Jagara village, Darma District, KUNINGAN district, died suddenly, monday (3/6/2019).

The death of the fish was allegedly due to the weather changes from rainy to drought so that thousands of fish were deficient in oxygen. As a result of this incident, farm farmers are in a loss that is estimated to reach hundreds of millions rupiah.

The sudden number of dead fish is approximately 50 tons. The type of fish that die, among others carp and indigo. The farmer of the pond that he died can only be resigned. However, the age of fish is ready to be harvested before Eid al-Fitr, two days left.

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605+ TONS of #fish die in #TaalLake, #Philippines

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Over 605 metric tons of tilapia have died after being hit by a fish kill in Taal Lake, in what the Department of Environment and Natural Resources dubbed as the worst crisis faced by the fishcage industry.

At a farmgate price of P71 per kilo of tilapia, potential income loss is estimated at P42.9 million.

DENR Regional Executive Director Atty. Maria Paz Luna said there were 121 affected fish cages in Barangay Buso Buso and Gulod in Laurel and Barangay Banaga in neighboring Agoncillo town.

The department, however, said the latest phenomenon is not expected to affect supply and prices.

“The public is advised that this merely comprises a small percentage and while they should continue to check their fish purchases for freshness, there is no cause for alarm in the market,” Luna said in a press statement, adding that mortalities don’t even reach 25 percent of a town’s total production.

Tilapia prices were down at P40 per kilo in the Lipa City public market, however, from a market price of P80 per kilo following reports of the lake’s fishkill.

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) issued warnings on Sunday that the lake’s dissolved oxygen was dangerously low at 2.8 parts per million and advised fish cage owners to move their cages or harvest early. It continued to decline in the following days.

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Thousands of dead fish wash up on a beach in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

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A beach in Banda Aceh experiencing a mass dead fish phenomenon. Then, is the beach polluted?

The beach of Gampong village Java in Banda Aceh, Aceh experienced unusual phenomenon, Wednesday yesterday. Suddenly there was a lot of dead fish along the beach.

According to information from oceanographic researchers, the resources and vulnerability research of KKP, Ulung Jantama Wisha Friday (31/5/2019), there are some allegations that can be learned.

“If the mass of dead fish must be pollution, which can make the potential for death of the mass of heavy metals or nutrient pollution,” he said.

Heavy metals whose concentration exceeds quality standards can be toxic or toxic. Actually the fish are dead because metal contamination can be consumed.

As long as the head is not eaten. Because, the accumulation of toxins in the gill and head.

“If the nutrient pollution is related to blooming algae. The nutrients that have the consefiers too high can make the waters so fertile (eutrophication), “obviously Ulung.

Eutrophication is a condition in which the explosion of phytoplankton populations can be toxic (harmful algal bloom) or toxic. If this is the case, the traveler swimming in this beach area will be itching.

But it is still an allegation based on theory. There are also possible waste sewer. Waste is intentionally disposed of when it rains with reasons to reduce impact to the environment.

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Thousands of dead #fish wash up in a port in #Cagliari, #Italy

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Thousands of mullets died in Molentargius, and the “corpses” reach up to Poetto. In fact, after the tides of the last few days, the park’s top management decided to place “a system of floating booms near the crossing bridge for the Teatro delle Saline. In this way most of these mullets will be blocked by this special net “. And the result was there, but in half: on the one hand, many mullets were blocked, but on the other they reached the port area. As the photos of two of our readers testify, Emma and Stefania, the dead mullets have “traveled” for many kilometers. And today, especially, a large part of the stretch of water in front of Via Roma was “invaded” by an expanse of fish. All dead.

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1.7 MILLION #pigs killed due to #AfricanSwineFever during past couple of weeks in #Vietnam

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Vietnam culled a further 500,000 pigs over the past two weeks to tackle an oubreak of African swine fever, taking the total killed so far to 1.7 million, or 5% of the country’s herd, the agriculture ministry said on Monday.

Pork accounts for three-quarters of total meat consumption in Vietnam, a country of 95 million people where most of its 30 million farm-raised pigs are consumed domestically.

The virus, first detected in the Southeast Asian country in February, has spread to 42 of the country’s 63 provinces, the agriculture ministry’s Livestock Production Department said in a statement on its website.

“The African swine fever outbreak is the most dangerous and costly of its kind in the husbandry industry of Vietnam,” agriculture minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong said in the statement.

“Though the virus first appeared nearly 100 years ago, there has been no vaccine and no medicine for treating the disease”.

China, the world’s largest pork producer, which has also been hit by the virus, said on Friday it will start work on clinical trials of a vaccine for African swine fever, which is fatal to animals but not harmful to humans.

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100 dead leopard sharks washed up this year in San Francisco Bay, California, USA

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A shark die-off in San Francisco Bay is being blamed on a parasite in the water. Bay currents are pushing the carcasses ashore at Crown Beach.

So far this year, about 100 leopard sharks have washed up onto beaches around the area, not just in Alameda.

The deaths are blamed on a protozoan parasite that gets into the sharks brains, James C. Frank, Supervising Naturalist for the East Bay Regional Park District told KTVU. If you come across a shark that is struggling, researchers say it is too late to be saved.

This die-off has been happening annually. In 2017, thousands of sharks were killed by the parasite.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is trying to get to the bottom of the problem.

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