There are about 60 floating 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.
dead fishes that washed up at Lim Chu Kang in Jul 2013 following mass fish deaths at our fish farms in the area. AVA confirmed 90 tonnes of fish died in farms off Lim Chu Kang at that time.
Channel NewsAsia reported today that: "Fish farmers at Lim Chu Kang received an alert from AVA last Friday (Oct 10), notifying them of impending low dissolved oxygen levels in the waters around the farms. AVA said the low dissolved oxygen levels at Lim Chu Kang could have been caused by several factors, including the relatively dry warm weather and tidal conditions. It has also received reports about the fish mortality in some farms in Lim Chu Kang, and these farms have turned on their aeration systems to mitigate the low dissolved oxygen level situation. The affected farms have also conducted an emergency harvest of the fish to reduce their losses. AVA said it has also deployed oxygen cylinders and aerators to supplement the farms' aeration systems."
No mention of AVA helping the farms dispose of their dead fish responsibly.
Have dead fishes also washed up at Sungei Buloh too?
I hurried over to have a look. I didn't see any dead fishes at the Main Bridge. There were lots of halfbeaks under the Bridge. But I didn't see any other wild fishes here.
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.
Posts about sightings of dead fishes washed ashore in 2014
- Any dead fishes on Singapore's northern shores? 16 Oct 2014
- Checking up on dead fishes at Sungei Buloh 27 Jul 2014
- Dead fishes at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve again 24 Jul 2014
- Some dead fishes seen at Sungei Buloh 25 May 2014
- What the fish? Figuring out dead fishes at Sungei Buloh 19 Apr 2014
- Still lots of dead fishes at Sungei Buloh 18 Apr 2014
- Thousands of farm fishes rot at Sungei Buloh 17 Apr 2014
- Recent mass fish deaths: cause and implications 13 Feb 2014
- What will AVA do about fish farms dumping dead fishes in the sea? 10 Feb 2014
Fish farm trash on our shores
- Sofa not good: Fish farms and trash on Pulau Ubin
- Impact of fish farm on Pulau Semakau?
- Fish farm trash on northern Ubin
- Trashy Pasir Park and fish farms
- Fish farms and trash at Pulau Ubin
- Marine bacteria detected in fish samples Janice Lim Channel NewsAsia 15 Oct 14;
- Channel 8 news 15 Oct 14;
- Waters around coastal fish farms closely monitored: AVA Channel NewsAsia 16 Oct 14;