Hundreds of Thousands of Native Fish Dead in Second Murray-Darling Incident

Hundreds of thousands of fish have been killed along a stretch of the Lower Darling River in New South Wales in a second major incident which has led some experts to fear whole populations of local native fish have been wiped out.
Residents near the Menindee Lakes are reporting what is the second major fish kill along a 20km stretch of water near Weir 32.
An incident before Christmas saw an estimated 10,000 fish die.


Horrific Cruelty of Underwater Factory Farms

The horrific cruelty that fish experience in factory farms and at slaughter across Europe has been documented in an undercover investigation by Compassion in World Farming.

The investigation also highlights how fish are often killed inhumanely and many suffer slow, painful deaths by asphyxiation, crushing or even being gutted alive.

The investigation was featured on  BBC Country file, when Dr. Krzysztof Wojtas, Head of Fish Policy at Compassion, discussed fish welfare with presenter Tom Heap.

Appalling conditions


River Witham: Dead Fish Pollution Source Identified

The cause and source of pollution in a Lincolnshire river which killed thousands of fish has been identified, the Environment Agency (EA) said.

Thousands of fish - dead or gasping for air - were spotted in the River Witham between Kirkstead Bridge and Bardney Bridge, near Woodhall Spa, on Sunday.

Reports of dead fish were also received from the Boston area, 20 miles away.

The EA said the pollution was due to ammonia in the waterway and its source has been found.


Salmon Farming Damages Scotland's Marine Ecosystem

Holyrood's environment committee said fish mortality was at "unacceptable levels".

A report concluded that there has been little progress in tackling environmental problems since 2002.

The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation insisted it was committed to long-term sustainability.

Salmon is Scotland's single biggest food export - worth £600m - and is estimated to provide nearly 2,500 jobs with thousands more supported by the aquaculture sector in rural and coastal communities.


Missing of Old Fish Around the Globe

Like old-growth trees in a forest, old fish in the ocean play important roles in the diversity and stability of marine ecosystems. Critically, the longer a fish is allowed to live, the more likely it is to successfully reproduce over the course of its lifetime, which is particularly important in variable environmental conditions.


Climate change prompts Alaska fish to change breeding behavior


One of Alaska's most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change. This could impact the ecology of northern lakes, which already acutely feel the effects of a changing climate.