Thousands of dead fish wash up on the coast of Southern Iran
Thousands of dead fish have washed up on the southern Iranian shore, leading to chilling footage of overwhelmed beaches. One video shows the scale of the dead fish, which extend across the entire beach in Jask, southern Iran. A viewer remarked it’s “what China doesn’t want you to know” as locals blame Chinese fishing companies for the strange sight.
Iranian journalist Heshmat Alavi, who tweeted out the video, singled out Chinese fishermen for the haunting scene, claiming they use “extreme electrofishing (pulse fishing) methods that are destroying the marine life”.
In a viral Twitter thread, he continued: “This is leaving locals who rely on fishing without any way to make ends meet.
“Locals are saying the marine life is being destroyed by Chinese fishing companies.”
This comes after Iran signed a 25-year strategic partnership deal with the Chinese Communist Party last weekend, following accusations that Iran has sold its sovereignty.
It is the latest extension to China’s vast infrastructure project, the Belt and Road initiative.
The deal has been presented as a route for Iran to outmanoeuvre Western sanctions, with China set to buy up large amounts of Iranian oil.
Mr Alavi continued: “These scenes are making Iranians very angry over the regime’s recent signing of a 25-year cooperation agreement with Beijing.
“As more Iranians raise their voice against the Iran-China agreement, it is worth noting that Tehran is allowing Chinese fishing companies use ‘bottom trawling’ techniques in the Gulf of Oman, leaving local fishermen and marine life devastated in SE Iran.
“This is just one example of the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran in cooperation with China.
“Trawling ships are destroying precious marine line in Iran’s southern waters & all with Tehran’s consent.”
Courtesy of express.co.uk