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Tens of thousands of fish die ‘suddenly’ in Guangxi, China

Vigil workers found one of the fish pond fish appeared abnormal phenomenon, have jumped out of the water and groups Floating, no matter how to rescue the oxygen did not have the effect, the next day, regardless of the size of the fish pond fish all over the white belly. How is this going?
 
Mr. Chen’s fish pond is located in Hengxian Tao Wei town six show village old Wang Yu village, an area of ​​about 10 acres, mainly to keep the sweet-scented osmanthus fish, online reporters at the scene smell a strong stench, fish pond floating above With a lot of dead fish. Mr. Tong said that these fish died very strange.
 
Fish pond owners Chen Youming: From my years of experience in fish, the general is hypoxia or what, then, will not be the death of the law, if it is hypoxia or weather problems, then the fish is a little floating head, or swim to the shore, Only the phenomenon of poisoning will be the whole fish jump up and down the fish.
 
Reporters noted that the fish in the pond regardless of the size of the death of the situation, but the adjacent sides of the fish pond, there is no dead fish situation. Mr. Chen recalled that in early April this year, the fish pond to pump disinfection, so Mr. Chen to the water out of the next to the drains, the downstream of the channel is connected to another owner of the fish pond. Surprisingly, after the drainage, the downstream fish pond 2000 pounds of silver carp died, Mr. Chen and the downstream fish pond owners forged a beam, so Mr. Chen is worried that he may have been retaliated.
 
Mr. Chen said, since then, he and the downstream pond no longer on the link, whether it is not the other side of the black hand, can only wait for the results of the police investigation. And for their own loss of fish ponds, Mr. Chen said that now is the fishing moratorium, the market of sweet-scented osmanthus fish about 35 yuan per kilogram, the initial statistics about 2 kilograms of sweet-scented osmanthus fish died, the loss of more than 700,000 yuan. This incident also aroused the attention of the local government.
 
Nanning City Hengxian pottery town deputy mayor Luobo: Taking into account the pond is also subject to economic losses, his mind is also more sad so, causing such a thing, our government to help him first, we ask people to help him salvage, do harmless treatment.
 
At present, the local fishery sector has been on the fish pond water quality and dead fish were sampled, and sent to a professional body for testing, the local government will also urge the departments to investigate the dead fish incident.
Courtesy of shuichan.cc

Thousands of dead fish found in a lake in Kondalampatti, India

Thousands of fish were found dead in Kottanatham Lake, near Kondalampatti, here on Wednesday, leading to allegations of discharge of industrial effluents.
 
Dead fish were found floating in the 350-acre lake that helps irrigate farms in Chinneri, Poolampatty, Keeranur and Periyur.
 
Villagers said they used the water to irrigate 400 acres and many were also involved in fishing in the lake to earn a livelihood.
 
However, industrial effluents from companies located in the area were let into the lake, causing pollution, they alleged. The villagers said though many petitions were submitted, no action was taken to check the effluent discharge. The fish had died over the last two days and foul smell emanated from the lake. The villagers wanted the dead fish to be removed immediately.
Courtesy of thehindu.com

MASSIVE die off of clams, fish, oysters and shrimp in Kien Giang Province, Vietnam

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The mass of fish, clams, oysters and shrimps in Kien Giang province in the past few days has been unusually dead, causing billions of dong in damages to the people, as well as causing terrible stench in the area.
 
Residents say that the phenomenon of unusual seafood has appeared for many days, extending from the beach in Kien Luong district to Ha Tien town.
 
Seafood died most on May 8, a series of fish floating on the water and lying on the sand.
 
Not only fish but bottom-dwelling species such as prawns, crabs, crabs, and especially deep-sea species like clams and oysters also die in mass.
 
Mr. Vinh Kim, Chairman of Thuan Yen Clam Cattle Cooperative (Ha Tien Town), said: “The clam of the cooperative is close to the harvest date, the white dead, damage billions. Fish and shrimp also die in bulk. “
 
Mr. Phu Cot Lien (resident of Thuan Yen commune, Ha Tien town) chokedly said that he invested more than 1.5 billion for this clot but now lost.
 
Maybe, yesterday I harvested this clam. Expected to catch more than 250 tons, with the price of 21,000 thousand VND / kg, then collected more than 5 billion. But now clams are dead, “Lien said.
 
Truong Anh Vu, a resident of Duong Hoa Commune, Kien Luong District, said: “I drop 15 tons of clams like the last few billion. On harvest day, this is considered as empty hands. “
 
Mr. Van Khen (resident of Duong Hoa commune, Kien Luong district) said: “Previously I dropped nets at the beach near the house stick a lot of fish, but since the fish died so far can not baby brain”.
 
After receiving the information people reflected, Kien Giang province’s functional sector has come down to the field of field inspection and water samples sent to test to find out the cause of dead sea mass.
 
MARD also sent the team to the field and took some samples to take the test to find the cause.
 
A source from the Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Kien Giang province said that the agency had received the results of preliminary analysis of water samples analyzed CENTEMA Center for Applied Technology and Environmental Management related to the sea Mass production mentioned above.
 
Previously, three samples were transferred to this center for analysis to find the active ingredient that can kill fish mass.
 
As a result, there are 17 basic indicators in seawater and 2 indicators of pesticides are in the standard. Particularly surfactant indicators (indicators not in standard 10-MT: 2015 / BTNMT) are higher than normal.
 
In addition to the above three water samples, Kien Giang DONRE collected 7 samples of water for analysis at the laboratory of the Monitoring Center under the Department.
 
Results of the analysis of 7 indicators are included in the standard for QCVN 10-MT: 2015 / BTNMT on coastal water, NH4 + and Coliform only at the point between Tam Ban canal near the sluice gate of Trung Son shrimp pond Is exceeded by environmental standards (3.6 times and 11 times).
 
Currently, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment is awaiting the results of the analysis of phytoplankton criteria and the results of running gas chromatography to determine the origin of the surfactant. At the same time, the Department is also investigating for sources of surface active substances.
 
It is known that to date, the total number of dead fish is 14,000 including 3 types of grouper, squeeze and squirrel. The total area of ​​clam farming is more than 558ha. The damage range extends over 30km from To Chau bridge in Ha Tien town to Binh An commune, Kien Luong district.
Courtesy of vietnamnet.vn

Thousands of fish dead in a lake in Polk County, Florida, USA

Part of a once vibrant lake is now a deathbed for thousands of fish. Polk County has gotten several reports of a fish kill at Lake Hancock.
 
Kendall Thomas has been making a living off the fish he catches on the lake for decades. He said the water hasn’t been so low in years, and the mud his motor turns up as he drives his boat across the lake is evidence of that.
 
More proof sits on the other side of a dam on the lake. You smell it before you see it.
 
“Makes me sick,” Thomas said, looking at the thousands of dead fish in the water. “I made a living right there.”
 
Thomas said it’s Tilapia he’d normally be able to catch and sell. He blames the dry conditions and how much water is being released from the dam.
 
“Now I have to go somewhere else to catch fish and hope that I catch fish,” he said.
 
The water is about three feet lower than it was earlier this year, according to Thomas. Scientists with the county tell 10News the lack of rain and high temperatures mean there’s more algae than usual.
 
“So essentially the algae is stealing the oxygen out of the water, which then means it’s not available for the fish,” Tabitha Biehl, with Polk County Parks and Natural Resources, explained.
 
Whatever the cause, fishermen like Thomas are hoping for rain and hoping the water level on the lake gets back to normal. With no substantial rainfall in the forecast, it’s hard to say when that will be.
Courtesy of wtsp.com

Hundreds of dead fish wash up in Navesink River in New Jersey, USA

State environmental officials are trying to determine what is causing a large amount of dead fish to wash up in the Navesink River.
 
The dead fish started appearing late last week, particularly in the waters off Marine Park in Red Bank, a popular spot for pedestrians as well as boaters.
 
The number of dead fish began multiplying this week, to the point that they were visible from almost every spot along the bulkhead at the park. They also surrounded several boats.
 
While doing routine algae sampling of the river at the park, staff from the Monmouth County Health Department noted stressed and dying mehanden, said Larry Hajna, a spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection.
 
Hajna said it could be the case of a predatory fish chasing a school of menhaden up the river where their large presence depleted them of oxygen.
 
DEP staff were on scene on Tuesday and a pathologist was scheduled to go to the site on Wednesday to collect some fish for analysis, Hajna said.
 
He said it appears to be relatively isolated situation with fish scattered in the area. Small groups of dead fish were pushed by the wind against bulkheads, he said.
 
He said it appears to be a result of bluefish and/or other predatory fish having chased the bunker into a confined part of the river with low salinity, where they consumed available dissolved oxygen and died.
 
The department has been studying the river to determine how to clean up its pollution, which studies have shown includes traces of human feces and animal waste.
 
The river is bordered by seven populous towns and its water quality has been downgraded several times since 2005.
 
Past studies have also shown pollution coming from leaking garbage Dumpsters and an overflowing water-oil separator.
Courtesy of nj.com

Hundreds of dead fish found in a lake in Bengaluru, India

The gruesome sight and stench of hundreds of dead fish floating on Doddakallasandra lake on Monday morning shocked residents of a Bengaluru locality — an eerie resemblance to last year’s Ulsoor lake incident.
 
But residents of Konanakunte, Bengaluru had to wait over 24 hours surrounded by the rotting fish carcasses before authorities finally acted on their complaints and began cleaning the watery graveyard.
 
Residents say that the lake, divided by a sandbank, has two parts. In one part of the lake, untreated sewage water and construction waste is dumped rampantly. The other part, used for baths and domestic purposes, remains relatively clean.
 
Heavy rain on Monday resulted in the sandbank’s inundation and in the process, sewage and waste overflowed to the other half, residents said.
 
 Officials of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike said they have deployed pumps to clean the lake.   
 
“It will take at least two weeks for the entire lake to be cleaned including filtering the water of the lake,” Krishna, a BBMP worker told TNM. BBMP workers also used coracles to clear out the foul-smelling fish remains.
 
Regional media attention of the incident also spurred the area’s corporator, Shoba Gowda, to travel to the site and overlook Doddakallasandra lake’s cleaning process.
 
“What I think happened was that the water has been polluted by the nearby construction sites. They have dumped their dirty water in our lake. This is why the fishes died. The rain made it worse because the sewage has now mixed with the cleaner water,” Dinesh, a resident, told The News Minute.
 
Although the lake’s deplorable condition is not new, residents said, they have never witnessed such a horrible scene.
 
Sayyed, a 70-year-old resident said, “The water was never that clean. It might have been earlier. This lake is used to rear fishes. It was not sparkling clean ever. It was less dirty but not totally clean but the fishes have not died before this time.”
 
Despite multiple attempts, the corporation could not be reached for a comment.
 
When the Ulsoor lake incident occurred in March 2016, experts attributed the death of thousands of fish to the depletion of oxygen due to highly poisonous pollutants that settle on the bed of the lake. The lack of oxygen leaves the organisms “gasping for breath,” one expert said.
 
Ramprasad, convenor of Friends of Lakes, an NGO involved in rejuvenation of lakes in the city said, “There can be two reasons for the oxygen depletion in the lake which resulted in the fish kill. The incident must have occurred between 2am-5am in the morning when the oxygen concentration is lowest.”
 
He said, “Apart from the sewage and chemical effluents, some supplement used by the fishermen could have also resulted in the oxygen depletion in the water.”
 
Authorities in Bengaluru have been called apathetic to activists’ protests to protect the city’s lakes. 
 
Even the National Green Tribunal recently asked the state authorities to make all city lakes free of pollutants within a month.
 
There have been multiple incidents of lakes catching fire or drying up due to pollution or encroachments.
Courtesy of thenewsminute.com

100 TONS of fish die in lake Kunashak in Russia

Lake Kunashak is located 84 kilometers from Chelyabinsk, its area is 235 hectares. Representatives of the Mayak-57 Heritage organization reported on the ecological catastrophe on the pond. According to volunteer environmentalists, the culprit is a local tenant who poisoned the carp, carp and perch to populate the lake with larvae of more expensive and valuable species. The estimated volume of dead fish is about 100 tons.
 
For its part, the tenant shifts the blame on the road builders, who in the summer of 2016 built a bypass channel in the water protection zone. As a result, the water level in the pond fell to 1.5 meters, and in the winter the lake remained very shallow. In November, the air temperature dropped to -30-42 ° C, and the fish froze, and in the spring, when the ice melt, it surfaced.
 
The prosecutor’s office began to check the facts. To date, the Rosselkhoznadzor experts have determined that no poisonous substances have been found in the lake. From the surface of the lake the fish has already been harvested and will now be buried in the cattle graveyard on the territory of the Kunashak district.
Courtesy of nat-geo.ru

Mass die off of fish along 3km of river in Quang Nam, Vietnam

A few days ago, many people living along the Da Mai canal (Dai Thang commune, Dai Loc district, Quang Nam), are very worried when the water suddenly blackened, stinky smell that caused fish to die. series.
 
According to the observation of the PV, the water in the channel Da Mai black opaque, foul smell stinks. Many types of tilapia, carps, sesame … are dead white in the mass, floating on the water, but no unit to collect or any move.
 
Many areas of dead fish are thick, drifting to the shore forming large plates. Not only small fish, many types of fish weighing nearly 1kg also die and are in the process of decomposition, for unknown reasons. This phenomenon has a serious impact on the environment and activities of local people and also cause concern when water slit flow into Thu Bon River downstream.
 
According to Nguyen Thanh Hai – Head of Xuan Nam village – said, the phenomenon of abnormally dead fish began to occur from 26/4 past. Only one day after the fish began to die mass, floating white area in the channel Da Mai in large numbers, stretching nearly 3 km, the phenomenon of dead fish has not stopped.
 
According to the initial public opinion, the black water Khe Mang can lead to mass death of fish can involve the discharge of the plant more than 10 km away, where watershed watersheds.
 
The head of the village Nguyen Thanh Hai said, factories often discharge but never when the situation is as serious today. Local people have repeatedly submitted petitions but have not been resolved.
 
It is known that Xuan Nam village has 197 households with 609 people, most of the people living along the water channel Da Mai. Fear of polluted water, people have switched to buy potable water.
 
After the death of fish, Ho Ngoc Man – vice president of Dai Loc district – went to the site to check, record the situation and take two samples in two positions, including 1 sample where the factory is discharging and Another sample in the Da Mai canal area where the fish died and sent samples for testing to find out the cause.
 
There are no conclusions from the authorities about the incident.
Courtesy of dantri.com.vn

Thousands of dead fish found in the waters of Dunkerque, France

Thousands of dead fish found in the waters of Dunkerque, France

Large number of dead fish found in a river in Guangxi, China

As of late April, Yongjiang has a large number of dead fish in Nanning, Guangxi. The recent increase in temperature, dead fish has been rotting and emitting a stench.
 
“Nanning Evening News” reported on April 30, in Nanning City, Guangxi Yongjiang Jiangwan Department, the river floating numerous dead fish , part of the dead fish has been rotten, stinky nose, part of the river rushed to the shore of the dead fish has been sun dried The
 
Residents Mr. Gao reflects the Yongjiang gourd trip to the riverside hospital river section, suddenly a large area of ​​”dead fish belt”, and said he was fishing in the Yongjiang River for several years, and never seen this situation. “It was a pity, and there were so many dead fish in the river, and I did not dare to go fishing here.”
 
Living in the vicinity of Mr. Cai said: “Yongning River side of a large number of dead fish, it is estimated that there are thousands of pounds, the taste is very unpleasant, we basically did not dare to window, and now the weather is hot, daily life are affected.” Questioned the relevant departments do not early these dead fish salvaged buried, hope not to affect the Yongjiang water quality.
 
Gushi tripod bridge in the lower reaches of the river can be seen floating on many small white spots, near to see is a section of the white belly of the dead fish. In the shallow side of the river along the edge of the stone, a large dead fish through the sun exposure, has issued an unpleasant stench, dead fish have carp, carp, grass carp and so on. These dead fish are basically distributed in the gourd trip to Jiangbin Hospital Jiangbei side of the river side, arranged more than 100 meters long.
 
Embankment on a worker also said that in late April to see the river on the floating floating fish, the past week, the river on the dead fish more and more, the vast expanse of white. Although the river has garbage, but there is no oil phenomenon, it is difficult to speculate that a large number of dead fish reasons.
Courtesy of epochtimes.com