Here's a video clip of the dead fishes next to Lim Chu Kang Jetty. I noticed a small boat next to the jetty with four people wearing bright orange lifevests. They were busy removing floating dead fishes with a small net and bagging them.
the one that I saw on Friday.
Situation at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
I stopped by Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. The boom was still deployed under the Main Bridge.
Situation at Kranji Reservoir Park
At Kranji Reservoir Park, there were were lots of 'white stuff' floating in the water. Right next to the new Sungei Buloh extension.
Once again, I would like to highlight that the authorities should work together to provide all fish farmers a practical and reasonable way to accommodate their trash needs. Today, every business and household on the mainland and every ship parked in port is provided with daily door-to-door trash collection. But all coastal fish farms licenced by AVA are NOT provided with a similar service.
Dead Fish Alert!
Please help me monitor dead fishes washing up on the Johor Straits. Please let me know if you see large numbers (more than 10) especially of large dead fishes (more than 20cm long) washing up on the northern shores such as Pulau Ubin, Lim Chu Kang, Sungei Buloh, Kranji, Sembawang, Punggol, Pasir Ris, Changi.
Did the dead fishes come from Malaysian fish farms?
From Google Earth, we can see that the Malaysian fish farms are mostly the west of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. There are far more fish farm structures on the Singapore side than on the Malaysian side. There are about 60 Singapore fish farms near Lim Chu Kang and Sungei Buloh. These are all licenced by AVA who ostensibly regulate farming practices. The yellow line along the Johor Strait is the international boundary between Singapore and Malaysia.
[Update 24 Oct: Channel 8 News carried a story about the dead fishes at Lim Chu Kang on 22 Oct. They used some of my photos and video clips, with permission. Glad they were useful!]