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A Systematic Look at Fish Kills in Florida’s Lakes, Rivers, and Canals

Photo Credit - Florida FWC "Fish Buster's Bulletin"

Photo Credit – Florida FWC “Fish Buster’s Bulletin”

Nothing is more shocking to a resident, fisherman, or resource manager, than to discover hundreds (or even thousands) of dead fish in the waters in which the recreate or work.  While rare, “fish kills” do happen annually in various ponds, lakes, and rivers across the country. (more…)

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Green hazard spreads tentacles in Kochi

Source: The Hindu (India) 01/08/14
Water hyacinths choke the Poorna river at Tripunithura. Photo: Vipin Chandran

Water hyacinths choke the Poorna river at Tripunithura. Photo: Vipin Chandran

The prospect of water hyacinth choking major canals and freshwater bodies in the city to death looms large as the authorities have failed to come up with proposals for controlling the weed. READ MORE

 

 

 

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With a noxious aquatic weed threatening Alaska’s prime fishing waters, science and local politics are at odds

Source: Alaska Dispatch (Alaska) 11/28/2013
Two species of Elodea, aquatic plants commonly known as Canadian and Nuttall’s waterweed, have been found in recent years in a handful of lakes and sloughs near Fairbanks, Anchorage, Cordova, and Kenai. READ MORE
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A machine for weeding out a persistent problem in water bodies

The machine in action: Photo: M.J. Prabu

The machine in action: Photo: M.J. Prabu

Every year, hyacinth grows wildly in water bodies and hampers the growth of the fish. The cost of removing the weeds is the responsibility of the locals, and about 50 people labour intensively for 2-3 months to remove the weeds. The cost of labour alone comes to Rs. 3 lakh rupees annually.
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