Archive | June 9, 2020

77,000 salmon die in a salmon farm in Newfoundland, Canada #Salmon #Newfoundland #Canada

Fish Kill Alert

Some 77,000 salmon have died at a Cooke Aquaculture farm on Newfoundland’s south coast, the first to be reported under the Newfoundland and Labrador’s stricter public disclosure laws. In a statement, the Canadian firm said 14% of fish died at the 550,000-fish farm near Baie d’Espoir, Canada, putting the total number of dead salmon at about 77,000. Cooke blamed the latest die-off on “severe winter storm events” over the past month.

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1,000+ dead birds found in Sikeston, Missouri, USA #Birds #Sikeston #Missouri #USA

Bird Alert

More than 1,000 dead birds found on the west side of Sikeston are believed to be from the weather.

“I haven’t seen anything like this before,” said resident Gwineth Pearson, who came home to find her grandfather cleaning up the mess.

“My grandpa was like, ‘something happened.’ I was like, ‘what?’ And then he said, ‘well, there is just a ton of dead birds everywhere.’ And he picked up about 60. He had trash bags just full of dead birds,” Pearson said.

Animal control officials reached out to the Missouri Department of Conservation. Those officials say it was likely Sunday’s storm that knocked the birds out of the air.

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55,700 livestock dead due to cold weather in Northwestern Mongolia #Livestock #Mongolia

Livestock Alert

Extreme wintry weather, known as dzud in Mongolia, has killed more than 55,700 livestock animals in the northwestern province of Khuvsgul alone since late last year, the provincial agricultural department said Monday.

“Dzud” is a Mongolian term to describe the frigid winter that comes after a dry summer and causes the death of a great number of livestock due to starvation or cold weather.

“A total of 55,764 livestock animals have died in 11 soums (a type of administrative district in Mongolia) of our province since late last year due to the severe wintry weather. Heavy snowfalls have hit the province 16 times since the beginning of November,” the department said in a statement.

The agricultural department and other relevant provincial organizations have been distributing grass and fodder to local herders free of charge or at discounted prices, it added.

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3,000 pigs dead due to swine fever in Indonesia #Pigs #SwineFever #Indonesia

African Swine Fever Alert

Indonesia is tightening curbs on the transport of pigs and pork products after nearly 3,000 animals died in a new outbreak of African swine fever in an eastern province bordering East Timor, the agriculture ministry said on Friday (Feb 28).

In a statement, the ministry said 2,825 pigs had died by Thursday in five areas of East Nusa Tenggara. The curbs will also be enforced along the border with East Timor, where cases had been reported since late in September.

“I have asked officers and quarantine authorities to tighten transport of live animals and products from East Timor,” I Ketut Diarmita, the ministry’s director-general for livestock and animal health, said in the statement.

The ministry has sent teams to determine the source of the infection, carry out disinfection and stiffen biosecurity measures, he added, urging farmers not to sell sick animals and to dispose of pig carcasses properly.

The province has a pig population of about 2.1 million, government data shows. The latest outbreak comes after the disease emerged in the western province of North Sumatra to kill more than 47,000 pigs by Monday.

On the tourist resort island of Bali, more than 1,700 pigs have also died of suspected swine fever.

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10 TONS of fish dead in Lake Maninjau, Indonesia #Fish #Indonesia

Fish Kill Alert

About 10 tons of tilapia fish species at Lake Maninjau , Tanjungraya District, Agam Regency , West Sumatra, died due to strong winds that hit the area.

The Head of Agam’s Fisheries and Food Security Service, Ermanto, said that the dead fish with harvest ready conditions were in Muaro Pauh, Jorong Batuang Panjang, Nagari Sungai Batang, Tanjungraya District.

“This fish has died since Tuesday (2/25) after strong winds hit the area on Thursday (2/20/2020),” he said, Thursday (2/27/2020).

He said, 10 tons of dead fish came from dozens of floating net cages owned by 12 farmers on behalf of Asbal by two tons, Afis 500 kilograms, Udin one ton, Abeng one ton.

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Hundreds of dead fish, ‘a mystery’ in North Maluku, Indonesia #Fish #Maluku #Indonesia

Fish Kill Alert

A number of North Maluku coastal waters were filled with hundreds of fish carcasses, Wednesday (26/2). Not just a mysterious dead fish, the color of sea water on the edge also becomes brownish.

The phenomenon of changes in the color of sea water and hundreds of mysterious dead fish first appeared in the waters of Makian Island, South Halmahera, North Maluku. Hundreds of dead fish float on the coast.

Soon, a similar phenomenon emerged in the waters of Ternate City, precisely in the Falajawa beach area. A number of divers also found various types of dead sea animals to a depth of 12 meters below sea level.

Dead sea species are known to start from damselfish, trumpetfish, goatfish, scorpion fish , octopus and Pontoh’s pygmy seahorse.

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MAGNITUDE 5.7 SOUTHERN IRAN #earthquake #Iran

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 216 km SE of Shīrāz, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 1,250,000 / local time: 21:48:13.8 2020-06-09

69 km W of Gerāsh, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 25,400 / local time: 21:48:13.8 2020-06-09

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