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Massive fish die-off at Caspian Sea

21 may 2014, 20:18
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Photo ©lada.kz
Photo ©lada.kz

Eco Mangystau, a non-governmental agency, reported a mass fish die-off in Kazakhstan's section of the Caspian sea, Tengrinews reports.

According to Lada the incident occurred in Karazhanbas region, 214 km away from Aktau in western Kazakhstan.

“A local resident reported that on the weekend he found several hundreds of dead fish floating on the surface and on the bottom of the sea. We filed a report to the environmental prosecutor’s office,” Kirill Osin of Eco Mangystau said.

The prosecutor’s office said that the die-off of fish in the sea was not connected to any production induced accident. “On the photos published in the media there are only dead carps. So the question arises why only carps died? It is more than likely that is has something to do with poachers activities, not some technology-related accident,” the prosecutor’s office said.

The Fish Inspection Department, Department of Ecology and local Sanitary and Epidemiology Station will investigate the causes for the massive die-off of fish in the Caspian Sea.

The prosecutor’s office has requested water, soil and fish corpses tests. The prosecutor’s office said that the results would be released after May 23rd.


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