Monday, January 30, 2012

Ton of Dead fish found at Canal dos Patos, Macau Peninsula

More than a ton of dead fish has been floating during last week at Canal dos Patos, the channel located between Macau and Zhuhai’s major cross-border area, the Maritime Administration announced.

According to TDM News authorities have picked up almost 50 bags of dead fish since January 19.

The Environmental Protection Bureau has already retrieved samples of the water and the fish for testing.

This is just the latest case of dead fish at Canal dos Patos, which aroused concerns over pollution levels of the channel water. In March 2011 a floating dead pig was also discovered.

Last month a new cross border group was created to find solutions to “block the passage of dead fish, control pollution, to dredge and increase the volume of water in the short, medium and long term”.

Cleaning up Canal dos Patos was one of the measures announced by secretary for Transport and Public Works, Lau Si Io, during his 2012 Policy Address in November. Source