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48 TONS of fish die in a lake in Dong Thap, Vietnam

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On October 7, Senior Lieutenant Colonel Van Vu Quoc Khuong, Chief of Police Tan Hong (Dong Thap), said that Tan Hong Police are directing functional units to investigate and clarify the case of more than 48 tons of fish. Check seed Nguyen Thi Bich Dung’s (51 years old, live P.An Thanh, TX.Hong Ngu, Dong Thap) in Tan Phuoc culture (H.Tan Hong) dead white pond just before sale.

Initially, in the early morning of October 3, when Ms. Dung’s family checked 3 pangasius breeding ponds, dozen fire found that all fish in the pond died of unknown cause.

Ms. Dung’s family went to the Tan Phuoc Commune Police to report the incident.

Talking to PV Thanh Nien , Ms. Dung said: “My family has nearly 20 years raising catfish breeds. My experience is that if a fish dies from a disease, it will not die so quickly and in a pond. I suspect that someone was harmed, so I reported it to the police ”.

According to Ms. Dung, normally catfish breeds for 4-5 months will be sold to growers. However, due to the influence of the Covid-19 epidemic , the pangasius industry was in difficulty , so her family had anchored fingerlings until 13 months before there were buyers.

The agreement is that by the morning of March 3, fish will be weighed. But before they could sell fish in the morning of the same day, Ms. Dung’s family discovered that all fish in the pond were dead. Instead of selling to traders for 18,000 VND / kg, Ms. Dung had to sell dead fish as bait for catfish, only 3,000 VND / kg.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Dung said: “Only calculating the money for raising fish, my estimated loss of property is nearly 900 million dong. I hope the authorities investigate to clarify the case “.

Talking to PV Thanh Nien , Senior Lieutenant Colonel Van Vu Quoc Khuong, said: “Commune police have come to verify according to family reports about the death of fish. On the morning of June 6, Ms. Dung’s family filed a request for the police to join. We have sent people to take samples of water and fish samples to analyze and investigate to clarify the case ”.

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

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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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Thousands of dead fish appear in Malpaso dam in Chiapas, Mexico

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Dead fish appear in the waters of the Malpaso dam, some fishermen point out that the mortality may be due to high levels of sulfur.

People who are dedicated to fishing in the Francisco Villa community, told this publishing house to see bodies of these marine beings floating in the waters, and add that everything seems to be the result of a pollutant.

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Thousands of dead fish wash up on beach in Beirut, Lebanon

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It’s a bewildering sight from the shore of Saint Simon beach in the suburb of Jnah in Beirut. Thousands of dead fish fill the sandy shoreline and lifelessly sway with the crashing waves.

Locals are alarmed by the sight, calling it an environmental disaster and urge the Ministry of Agriculture to take action to protect the livelihoods of fishermen and fisheries in Lebanon.

As for the reason why they washed ashore, that’s still uncertain. Could the water be toxic? Could they have washed ashore in the aftermath of the blast… two months later?

Expensive meat, rotten chicken, and now dead wasted fish… The people of Lebanon don’t seem to get a break.

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Hundreds of dead fish found floating in Lake Lindero, ‘a mystery’ in Agoura Hills, California, USA

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A smelly problem is plaguing a neighborhood in Agoura Hills. Hundreds of dead fish are floating in Lake Lindero, but why?

Steve Reck has lived in the neighborhood for nearly 30 years.

“It’s horrendous. The neighbors are up in arms. My friend’s wife is in tears. She spent all this money for her house and she can’t enjoy it. She can’t open her windows,” he said.

Area residents say it’s frustrating living with this, and they’re wondering why all of these dead fish are now floating around their lake.

“It’s a health concern. It’s a property value concern. Yes, the biggest thing it’s a health concern,” said one area resident who wanted to be identified as Sharon.

The homeowners association has hired a company to test the water to find out why the fish are dying off. An educated guess from the HOA board – an algae outbreak or the devices that create oxygen for the fish are not working or both.

Thursday, one of the board members was out scooping up some of the dead fish, waiting to hear back from the company that’s testing the water. He said the state’s fish and wildlife officials offered their theory.

“Probably soot coming from fires, but it goes upstream because they’re having lots of reports of the ash that suffocates the fish, but all this is yet to be determined at this point,” said Hal Siegel.

So while they wait for the test results to determine what exactly is killing the fish, the quick fix for next few days is to just scoop them up and hopefully help ease the smell.

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Hundreds of dead fish wash up on Seaview Beach in Karachi, Pakistan

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A large number of dead fish have washed up the Seaview Beach of the port city and the stench in the area driving people away from the beach.

The sources disclosed that people used to visit the beach said they were unable to bear the foul smell in the area. Hundreds of dead fish is said to be littering the shore.

Time and again the media reports about dead fish found in large number littered in the beach areas of Karachi. “This seemingly strange occurrence of dead fish littered at beaches was not because of some environmental pollution related issue,” WWF-Pakistan’s technical adviser on marine fisheries, Moazzam Khan said. “These water species reach to beach on a large scale due to change in water flow in the post monsoon period”, the WWF-Pakistan expert said.

“If it was caused by pollution other types of marine life also likely to be seen littered among the fish”. “The fish having habitat at the edge of the sea move to the beach due to shortage of oxygen,” Moazzim Khan added.

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Half a TON of dead fish found along 3km of beach in Alagoas, Brazil

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At least half a ton of fish of five different species appeared dead, spread over three kilometers of beach, on Ilha da Crôa, in the municipality of Barra de Santo Antônio (AL), north coast of the state, between yesterday and today. Researchers at the Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL) claim that the death toll is toxic and study what material was spilled into the rivers in the region that killed the fish. The fish mortality occurred in a stretch of the APA (Environmental Protection Area) Costa dos Corais, considered the largest federal conservation unit of the Brazilian coastal marine.

Since yesterday, dead fish have started to appear in the Santo Antônio River, but today, thousands have appeared at the mouth in a strip of sand of about 3 km on the beach of Ilha da Crôa. According to fishermen, the dead fish correspond to half a ton. 80% of the dead fish are of the manjuba or aranque species and the others are pilombeta, catfish, xerete, carabepa and even rays. Samples of the water and dead fish were collected by researchers at Peld (Long-Term Ecological Survey of the Costa dos Corais) at UFAL, which monitors the situation in ten areas along the Alagoas coast. The sample report should be completed within 15 days.

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Hundreds of thousands of dead fish in Formosa, Argentina #Fish #Formosa #Argentina

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What impacts is the impressive volume of dead fish , ” says Luis María de la Cruz, coordinator of the Pîlcomayo Gran Chaco Alert System, in front of the tremendous image, which exceeds the thousands, rises to hundreds of thousands and for some amounts to million dead fish ,

Everything has just happened in the La Estrella wetland ( the second largest wetland in our country and the third in South America), in the province of Formosa. “The fish come from the drainage system that reaches the Paraguay River in times of flood,” De la Cruz illustrates. “Those who are dying come up the Salado, from the La Salada lagoon area and the Porteño stream, which is where there was some water until recently , ” he adds.

So drought is the great cause of mortality? Apparently, the closing of the dam of the reservoir adjacent to the spillway (50 kilometers from Route 28) extremely lowered the level of one of the tributaries of the Salado River, causing the fish to run out of oxygen .

The gates have been closed by the government of Formosa to avoid the loss of flow in the project to distribute water to the towns of Route 81 through earth channels.

The Pilcomayo Alert System (SAP) had already warned about a great fish mortality in the La Estrella bath. Now he also raises his voice, fearing the effects of the pollution produced by decomposition and its consequences for cattle and horses , which drink from the water in which dead fish float.

“Beyond everything,” repeats Luis María de la Cruz, what is striking is the impressive volume of dead fish a week after the total closure of the gate, “he adds, to close: ” When running water, an ecological flow was maintained minimum that allowed them to live. But when that flow was cut, the level dropped, and what was a refuge was transformed into a grave”.

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Hundreds of dead fish wash up on North Myrtle Beach in Cherry Grove, South Carolina, USA #Fish #CherryGrove #SouthCarolina #USA

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Officials in North Myrtle Beach are looking into why a number of dead fish washed up on the beach.

The look, and smell, of the beach in Cherry Grove has returned to normal, but one pair of visitors said it wasn’t exactly how they dreamed of spending their last day of vacation.

“We came down to set the stuff up on the beach, and there were hundreds of fish,” said vacationer Ben Caswell. “From as far as I could walk that way to as far as I could walk this way.”

Ben and Susan Caswell have come down to North Myrtle Beach for vacation each of the past several years.

Seeing a line of dead fish on the shore, was a first for them.

“The smell’s not very good either, especially when they started raking them and the smell from the tractor going by. It was pretty gross,” said Caswell.

The city of North Myrtle Beach spent several hours going up and down the shore collecting the dead fish with a tractor.

“I was able to determine it was Atlantic menhaden,” said Department of Natural Resources Assistant Marine Biologist Joey Ballenger. “That seems to be the only species that was effected is Atlantic menhaden.”

Ballenger said menhaden are a common, schooling fish all the way up and down the Atlantic Coast.

When he started seeing pictures of the issue, his first thought was to check the dissolved oxygen in the water.

“We have gauges on the Cherry Grove Pier and Apachee Pier monitoring the [dissolved oxygen], and at least at those locations, it does not appear that the dissolved oxygen got low enough to cause a mortality event,” said Ballenger.

Ballenger added that if it was a dissolved oxygen issue, there’d likely be more than one species of fish affected.

He doesn’t know for sure what could have caused it, but he does have an idea.

“Potentially a troller or a fisherman offshore interacting with a large school,” said Ballenger. “There could be a mortality event associated with that, and then washing up. I can’t say exactly what caused it for sure.”

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Mass die off of fish in a lake in Quang Ninh, Vietnam #Fish #QuangNinh #Vietnam

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On the morning of September 8 2020, the phenomenon of floating dead fish is in the decomposition process, causing the lake water to turn dark, stinking.

The phenomenon of abnormal fish death in Yet Kieu regulating lake (Yet Kieu ward, Ha Long city, Quang Ninh) took place nearly this week with large numbers. Fish corpses are formed into plaques, are decomposing causing stench causing pollution in the neighborhood.

Many households living around this lake, because they cannot stand the stench, have to close all day …

According to people living around the lake area, this place is usually a place for walking and sports every afternoon. However, almost this week, no one came because they could not stand the stench rising from the lake surface.

“Every day, the more dead fish emerge, the more and more the fish decompose the flies and the flies are soaked, they smell terrible. My house has to close the door for meals because we cannot stand the smell”, Mr. H.Đ. T (people of Yet Kieu ward) complained.

Chairman of the People’s Committee of Yet Kieu ward Ngo Van Ich said that the cause of the dead fish is unknown. The ward sent forces and people to pick up dead fish and destroy them. However, fish death is still going on.

“Currently, the force is still only able to pick up the fish that have washed ashore, and still died in the middle of the lake, there is no boat to pick up. The ward also reported to the Quang Ninh Department of Natural Resources and Environment, on September 8, took a water sample to check. but it was raining so it was impossible, “Ich said.

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