Scores of dead fish found at Lim Chu Kang jetty

Dead fish spotted at Lim Chu Kang jetty on July 18, 2016.
Dead fish spotted at Lim Chu Kang jetty on July 18, 2016.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Dead fish spotted at Lim Chu Kang jetty on July 18, 2016.
Dead fish spotted at Lim Chu Kang jetty on July 18, 2016.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Dead fish floating on the water at Lim Chu Kang jetty on July 18, 2016.
Dead fish floating on the water at Lim Chu Kang jetty on July 18, 2016.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Workers pushing trolleys of dead fish along Lim Chu Kang jetty on July 18, 2016.
Workers pushing trolleys of dead fish along Lim Chu Kang jetty on July 18, 2016.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - Scores of dead fish were spotted at Lim Chu Kang jetty on Monday (July 18) morning.

When The Straits Times visited the scene, the fish were seen either floating belly-up on the water or washed up along with water bottles and other rubbish along the shore.

A pungent smell emanated from the area, as well as from several black plastic bags at a rubbish bin nearby.

A boat belonging to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) was docked at the jetty, while a "kelong"-like structure was combing through the water for checks.


An AVA boat at Lim Chu Kang jetty on July 18, 2016. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Dead fish were also discovered by The Straits Times at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on Monday, but in smaller numbers than at Lim Chu Kang.

 

The Straits Times has contacted AVA for more information.

This is not the first time that mass fish deaths have happened at a park or reservoir here. Last July, hundreds of dead fish were seen in a stream in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, believed to be due to the hot and dry weather.