Hundreds of fish appear dead on the banks of Barrocal Dam in Évora, Portugal

Fish Kill Alert

Hundreds of fish appeared dead on the banks of Barrocal do Barrocal, in the municipality of Évora.

Speaking to TVI, a couple who live a few meters from the place say they have never seen “anything like it”. The couple also says that this year an olive grove was placed in the vicinity of the dam and they add that “there are those who say that the cause of the fish’s death is the chemicals used in that olive grove”.

The vast majority of dead fish are carp. TVI stresses that the smell in that place is nauseating and keeps away those who previously strolled along the banks of that reservoir. In the couple’s opinion, the waters of Barrocal Dam should be analyzed, so that the causes of the death of hundreds of fish can be known.

TVI also adds that the GNR protection and nature service has already been on site and is trying to understand what happened.

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