Thursday, March 24, 2011

MORE ON FISH DIE-OFF

MOE (Ministry of the Environment) confirms MNR and TRCA findings about the fish die-off last Sunday .......

"On March 21 2011, Ministry staff contacted the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and the Toronto & Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). According to a report from MNR, the fish kill was comprised of mostly Carp and the cause of mortality was due to the following:

1)      anoxia coupled with temperature fluctuations as the pond is shallow, had a lot of algae in it and no flow or;
2)      winter kill under ice.

Ministry staff attended the site on March 21 2011 and did not identify any dead fish or any signs of potential contamination. This supports the conclusions found in the report from MNR".

1 comment:

mister anchovy said...

I'm relieved to see there is no signs of contamination.