Hundreds of dead fish wash up on beach in Pasir Ris Park, Singapore #fish #Singapore
National Parks Board (NParks) officers are looking into the cause of hundreds of fish deaths along a stretch of beach in Pasir Ris.
The silver-coloured fish, as well as several crabs, were spotted washed up at Pasir Ris Park on Monday morning (Feb 3).
Three cleaners were seen along the approximately 150m stretch of shoreline clearing the dead animals into large bags at about 8am.
NParks coastal and marine director at the National Biodiversity Centre Karenne Tun said that based on preliminary findings, the fish were mostly of the Hilsa kelee species, which is part of the clupeid family of wild fish found in Singapore’s coastal waters.
“NParks officers did not observe any dead fish or biodiversity along the surrounding coastal areas along Changi Beach, East Coast Park and Pulau Ubin, including Chek Jawa,” said Dr Tun.
There were also no reports of fish deaths at the nearby fish farms, she added.
NParks officers will continue to monitor the coastal beaches for anomalies and look into the cause of the fish deaths.
In April last year, thousands of fish died in the waters near Lim Chu Kang jetty and in nearby fish farms.
Fish farmers in the area sent motorboats out to remove and dispose of the dead fish that had surfaced in the sea.
Courtesy of straitstimes.com