Thousands of dead fish wash up in a lagoon in Jaquimeyes, Barahona, Dominican Republic

Fish Kill Alert

The economy and food for many families could be seriously affected in the coming days because of the death of thousands of fish after the drought that has affected the Jaquimeyes lagoon in Barahona since December.

Community leader Luis Beltré recorded the worrying scene of the death of the different species of tilapias, siricas and mojarra in a video.

Beltré assures that the mojarra has disappeared in more than 90% and only exists in Jaquimeyes.

He assured that the number of dead fish is enormous due to the high levels of salinity, whose fish have been thrown along 10 kilometers of the shore of the lagoon.

He explained that the Yaque del Sur River fed the lagoon through a channel that is sedimented and abandoned, which starts from Vicente Noble, whose water reached the lagoon by gravity to reduce these disasters with the death of thousands of species.

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