Dead fishes at West Johor Strait, 17-18 Jul 2016
By Ria Tan, 18th July 2016;
Hundreds of dead fishes have been seen washing up at West Johor Strait over the last two days.
Most of the dead fishes were about the same size and look like the Milkfish (Chanos chanos) farmed by the largest fish farm in that area. Has there been another mass fish death among the fish farms in the West Johor Strait? If so, what caused it? What does this mean for public health? What can and has been done to improve ecosystem health in the area to prevent a recurrence?
Yesterday (17 Jul 2016), at around 10.30am today, a concerned nature lover shared sightings of what looked like hundreds of dead fishes floating into Sungei Buloh Besar with the incoming tide. I only managed to get there around 3pm and the tide had already gone down. So I saw only some dead fishes at Sungei Buloh Besar as well as the Kranji extension. Most of the dead fishes were about the same size and look like the Milkfish farmed by the largest fish farm in that area. Here’s more photos in this Facebook album.
Source: Wild Shores of Singapore