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Thousands of dead fish ‘mysteriously’ found at Salford Park lake in Birmingham, UK

Thousands of dead fish have mysteriously floated to the surface of a city lake popular with anglers – weeks after the authority said the water was ‘NOT hazardous’.
 
Bream, perch, tench, eels, roach and carp have been found dead at Salford Park, in the shadow of Spaghetti Junction.
 
And the remains of swans and birds have also been uncovered close to the lake in Nechells.
 
Fisherman Krisstian Smith made the grim discovery when he visited the park on Wednesday, weeks after he first raised the alarm of worrying algae in the water.
 
Earlier this month, the Birmingham Mail told how the angler contacted the city council at the end of June to report a number of dead fish in the ‘murky’ lake.
 
He also said he had witnessed seagulls ‘falling from the sky’ after drinking the water.
 
Krisstian, who has fished at the lake regularly over the past four years, said it was normally ‘crystal clear’ and filled with fish.
 
But at the time, Birmingham City Council moved to reassure residents the lake was safe and ‘not hazardous’.
 
Steve Hollingworth, Birmingham City Council’s Service Director for open space and wellbeing, said: “Although the water is cloudy, it is a naturally occurring algae bloom and is not hazardous.
 
“We are satisfied that it is safe.”
 
Footage captured this week showed the scale of the problem, with anglers fearing around 90 per-cent of the lake’s fish stock has now been lost.
 
Krisstian said: “I knew something was wrong at the start of June when there was a difference in the clarity of the water – which is usually crystal clear.
 
“My first thought was that it was blue green algae, which can be harmful to humans and animals.
 
“I reported it to the council who said it was safe.
 
“But this week, I was heartbroken to see thousands of dead fish and the few that remain are gasping for air.
 
“The lake is usually full of bream, perch, tench, eels and carp. There is even a catfish in there.
 
“I would say around 90 per-cent of those are now dead.
 
“The pool is very popular with anglers but I doubt match fishermen will want to go there now.
 
“On Tuesday, the council came down to remove the dead fish and aerate the lake but it’s too little too late.”
 
A spokeswoman for Birmingham City Council said: “The naturally occurring algal bloom, which is not hazardous but had made the water cloudy, has now dissipated. This caused a reaction which takes oxygen out of the water, putting the fish in distress.
 
“Following advice from the Environment Agency, two pumps have been brought into oxygenate the water and this process will continue until we are satisfied that the pool and fish are settled.”
Courtesy of birminghammail.co.uk
 

Thousands of dead fish found in a river in Mato Grosso, Brazil

Thousands of fish of various species and sizes were found dead by Panará and Menkragnoti Indians on the Iriri River, which is born on the border of Guarantã do Norte (240 kilometers from Sinop) and flows into the Xingu River in Altamira, Pará. The cacique Megaron Txucurramãea told Só Notícias that possibly the waters are poisoned and is destroying the food of the indigenous people of the region.
 
“The fish have been found dead for at least a week. They are in several points of the river. There are thousands of fish. The Indians are afraid the waters will be polluted with some kind of poison. The fish are dying and this had never happened. These two ethnic groups live on the banks of this river and live off the fishing and drink their water. “
 
Txucurramãea explained that she should denounce the action and collect measures at the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) in Sinop. “This problem has to be solved. We will seek the Federal Public Ministry, Ministry of Justice, Funai and Ministry of Health and Sesai. Someone has to help the indigenous Panará and Menkragnoti. “
Courtesy of sonoticias.com.br
 

Hundreds of dead fish found in a lake in Colorado, America

Weather could be to blame for hundreds of dead fish found in a Boulder lake, CBS Denver reports.
 
The dead fish were spotted floating in Tantra Lake over the weekend, causing confusion and alarm for people living in the area.
 
“It’s pretty strange,” said Trevor Pellerite, a resident of the Tantra Lake apartments. “I was just fishing here early last week and it looked to be in order.”
 
Pellerite said he often goes fishing in the man-made lake, but he’s now worries that whatever caused the fish to die could affect him and his dog.
 
“I’m confused and it’s pretty scary,” he said.
 
Water quality experts with the City of Boulder took samples from the lake Monday to determine what caused the fish to die. Preliminary tests indicate the deaths could be related to weather.
 
“The water is 85 degrees, which is above normal,” said Steven Chase, Utilities Compliance Specialist with the city’s Public Works department.
 
Boulder Housing Partners, which manages the housing complex, said that its contractor Aquatic Associates is testing the water quality and algae.
 
“Water quality results will be available later today; algae results will be available on July 26,” the company said in a statement.
 
As a precaution, management is notifying Tantra Lake residents and advising them to stay away from the lake until the situation is resolved.
 
“We appreciate everyone’s patience while we work to address things it in a safe and efficient manner,” said Jeremy Durham, executive director of Boulder Housing Partners.
 
Colorado Premier Restoration is removing dead fish from the lake.
Courtesy of cbsnews.com
 

Hundreds of dead fish wash up in Sao Jose de Ribamar, Brazil

Hundreds of fish were found dead at Porto do Vieira, in São José de Ribamar, on Thursday (20), and so far the authorities have no explanation for the fact. The Municipal Environment Secretariat (Semam) requested support for technical teams from the Brazilian Environment Institute (Ibama) and the State Secretariat of Environment (Sema). Ribamar is part of the Metropolitan Region of São Luís.
 
A team from Semam reported that it had carried out a large survey in the area of ​​the stream and ruled out “the possibility of clandestine fishing using a net or even capping at points in the stream that could cause the fish to die.”
 
Ribamar’s Environment Secretary Nelson Weber was at the scene and spoke on the case.
 
“We were going through the igarapé to inspect and raise the causes for such a death. Discarded this possibility, now we will try to find out whether the cause was natural or whether some kind of oxygenation, “said the secretary.
Courtesy of g1.globo.com
 

Hundreds of TONS of fish have died in fish farms in Lampung, Indonesia

Hundreds of tons of fish in floating cages belonging to the farmers in Pekurun Village, Abungpekurun Sub-district, North Lampung are dead, allegedly due to bad weather in the last few days. This caused the floating cage farmers in the Wayrarem Dam suffered billions of rupiah losses.
 
Inca Pradika (37), owner of keramba, said the cause of death of hundreds of tons of fish is due to bad weather last few days. “Fish began to get drunk at around 19:00 pm, Saturday (07/16/2017),” said Inca, when found in his cage, Sunday (16/7/2017).
 
According to him, his 25 fish cages contain seven tons of carp ready for harvest and all died. He admitted suffered losses of up to Rp1, 5 billion. He explained hundreds of tons of carp and tilapia fish in a dead cage. “In total there are seven keramba have me, losses of about Rp1, 5 billion, capital from seeds to fish feed,” he said.
 
Mirisnya again, the fish were old tuga for four months and ready to harvest. He used to sell the cheapest fish ready for harvest Rp10 thousand per kilogram. Inca explained in his village there are about dozens of fish farmers who keep fish in the cage along the Wayrarem Dam. “This is not the first time. There are still two more pools that I have not lifted, the fish are all dead, “he said.
Courtesy of lampungpro.com
 

TONS of dead fish found in a lake in Islamabad, Pakistan

Authorities in Pakistan’s capital are investigating the water in the city’s main reservoir after tons of dead fish were found in a lake on the city’s outskirts. 
 
Police officer Imran Haider says Saturday samples of water and dead fish from Rawal Lake have been collected and sent for forensic testing after a complaint received from the capital’s fisheries department.
 
According to Haider, Mohammad Sadiq Buzdar of the fisheries department said there has been an increasing number of dead fish in the lake since monsoon rains began three days earlier. 
 
Police and the fisheries department have not yet issued any alert regarding the situation.
 
Rawal Dam is one of two that enable water reservoir lakes for the capital.
Courtesy of voanews.com
 

Thousands of fish die in the Fucino lake in Italy

“Thousands of anodies have died. An immense environmental damage that has to be reflected by the administrations, must make it reflect on who manages the waters, which are a public asset. “
 
Following the drought warning that is affecting the Fucino plain, putting at risk the work of hundreds of farmers who are going to see lost the sacrifices of a whole season, talk to Roberto Di Lorenzo , president of the Amateur Sports Association Acque fucensi.
 
They were the first sporting fishermen to raise the alarm that was going to check in the Fucino. “Anodons are dead,” goes Di Lorenzo, “a sort of mussels that over time act as water purifiers. There are thousands on the channel beds, a worrying one. “
 
To be exasperated and concerned, in Fucino, they are not just fishermen. Dozens of agricultural entrepreneurs are now on the verge of war and point their finger at the reclamation consortium and against a policy that for decades “speaks” but which in fact never does.
 
“In the light of what’s going on, there are those who have to take up their responsibilities without talking, talking, but without acting,” Costanzo Stornelli , a Celanese agricultural entrepreneur, “arrived on July 15, are still not put in The wells function because no maintenance was done. There are no four wells on Road 13 number 6, Road 14 and Road 15, do not throw water. The reclamation consortium has sent us the proposal to increase costs through maintenance of the ditches. Where is this maintenance? We continue to pay. We get the bills and we get up. Often we do not even realize what we’re going to pay for. Taxes increase and services do not improve. This is in the eyes of everyone. The reality of the facts is this. Everyone knows it, but no action is taken to save us. “
Courtesy of terremarsicane.it
 

Thousands of fish die in a canal in Wambrechies, France

Since Friday, hundreds of fish come out of the canal to search for oxygen, explains Alain Sion, captain of the marina. There, between the boats, there were many, one could have walked on the water! “With the help of yachtsmen, the captain set off pumps, to oxygenate the water. “Because of strikes and unemployment at the locks of Lille, Quesnoy and Comines, there have been far fewer passages of barges,” he said. If one adds the strong heat, one gets a piscicole hecatomb.
 
Thousands of fish could be saved, but 3 to 4,000 of them died and were taken out of the canal by Alain Sion. A gesture he still had to make this Sunday, which explains the pestilential smoke that emanated from some garbage. With the lower temperatures, we can hope that things will be better.
Courtesy of lavoixdunord.fr
 

Thousands of dead fish found in a dam in Tekirdag, Turkey

After the fish deaths in Çokal Dam in Şarköy District of Tekirdag Sarkoy Governor Hamdi third, stated that water samples taken for analysis, “the factory located in Malkara’da given to streams of waste allegedly dumped in the creek of animal droppings. Environment Directorate, County Health Directorate of the creek from the area where the dead fish for analysis and taking water from a dam Çokal of the investigation was launched, “he said. 
 
Forests of a large part of the Thrace region to meet the needs of drinking water and Water Affairs of State Hydraulic Works (DSI) General Directorate commissioned by and ‘Thrace GAP’ fish deaths have described as Çokal Dam, has upset the local people . Şarköy District Governor Hamdi Üncü, After the news reflected in the media, taking samples of the water and said that the investigation was started on the subject. Kaymakam Uncu said, “This dam is given as drinking water for three cities. Şarköy, Gelibolu Evreşe, Eceabat, completely meet the need for water from the dam barrier. The factories in Malkara claim that wastes are being dismantled and that animal wastes have been thrown into the fields. Provincial Environment Directorate, County Health Department from the region where the fish died, launched an investigation aimed at taking water from the creek and Çokal analysis from many parts of the dam. Analysis results will be announced in the coming days. Provincial Directorate of Health and Provincial Directora of Provincial Directorate of Health, “he said. Fully meets the need for water from the Polar dam. the factory located in Malkara’da given to streams of waste allegedly dumped in the creek of animal droppings. Provincial Environment Directorate, County Health Department from the region where the fish died, launched an investigation aimed at taking water from the creek and Çokal analysis from many parts of the dam. Analysis results will be announced in the coming days. Provincial Directorate of Health and Provincial Directorate of Provincial Directorate of Health, “he said. Fully meets the need for water from the Polar dam. The factories in Malkara claim that wastes are being dismantled and that animal wastes have been thrown into the fields. The Provincial Environment Directorate, the District Health Directorate started an investigation by taking water for analysis from the area where the fish had died, from the rivers and from many regions of the Çokal dam. Analysis results will be announced in the coming 
days. Provincial Directorate of Health and Provincial Directorate of Provincial Directorate of Health, “he said.
Courtesy of ntv.com.tr
 

Thousands of dead fish wash up due to pollution in the waters of Paranoa, Brazil

The margin of the basin of Lake Paranoa dawned this Saturday (1/7) with thousands of dead fish. The point that is close to the Rural Core of Boqueirão, is with the cloudy water and a foam characteristic of pollution. Nearby, there is a sewage treatment plant of the company of environmental sanitation of the Federal District (Cebs).
 
The company ensures that there is no fault in the treatment of water dumped into the river. According to the Chief Executive Officer of the water regulatory agency of the Federal District (Adasa), Paulo Salles, the problem is that there was not enough water in the River to dilute the effluent from treated sewage at the station.
 
In a meeting this morning, it was decided, therefore, that floodgates of the dam of the Paranoa would be open to a larger amount of water and oxygen in place and prevent the deaths of more fish.
 
The Instituto Brasília (Ibram) still do analyses to assess water quality and identify if there are any environmental crime.
 
Courtesy of correiobraziliense.com.br