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Mysterious death of tens of tons of sardines in south Chile; consumption banned

Thursday, April 14th 2016 - 21:08 UTC
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Television news footage showed masses of the lifeless silver fish more than a foot deep choking the waters in and around the river shores and boats. Television news footage showed masses of the lifeless silver fish more than a foot deep choking the waters in and around the river shores and boats.

Chile’s government has temporarily banned the consumption of sardines in the south of the country after hundreds of thousands of dead fish turned up floating along the shores of Queule River.

 Television news footage showed masses of the lifeless silver fish more than a foot deep choking the waters in and around the river shores and boats.

At the weekend the authorities began clearing the shore lines. Experts are still investigating the cause of the death and any possible risk to human health.

Local media also reported that authorities were removing the sardines to a dumping site and banned the consumption of the fish, in case it poses a human threat. The same phenomenon happened last month.

Last week, SERNAPESCA tweeted images of the massive sardine die-offs. The images were captured during an aerial evaluation of the extent of the fish kill. The evaluation team included the mayor of Queule.

The town mostly inhabited by artisanal fishermen in located to the south of Valdivia and close to Temuco in the IX Araucania Region.

Categories: Environment, Fisheries, Chile.

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  • ilsen

    Any Reports of Our Own Dear Kristina, (aka: T-ex-MBOA, (© ChrisR,) [cough!] ... ), holding a rally in 'the locale', ?*
    (... just a thought...)

    [* 'silver-fish' it's relevant, trust me!]

    And here's another..
    (just for those who are obviously are positively transfixed by my every missive... - NOT!)

    I would like to discuss the odd coincidence of the etymology of the actual word 'Argentina' these current 'lifeless silver fish'.

    Any comments?

    ;-)

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 01:12 am 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @1 The real etymology of “Argentina” has nothing to do with Latinate forms or anything meaning “silver.” The word is actually derived by an indigenous language, where it means “great hordes of rude and inconsiderate thieving bastards.”

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 02:48 am 0
  • ilsen

    @2 ML
    Dear Marti,

    (may I call you Marti? I do feel a little presumptuous, but I trust you will forgive me ;-) )

    Thank You for correcting my simple error.
    In Order to Add Something to the Current Research On Rapacious-Murdering Spanish-Italians, who think they can speak French, but secretly Adore the British...
    From my own, well researched evidence, I think you will find that the most current terminology is
    “great hordes of 'inconsiderate and rude' thieving bastards.” and not as you Say!

    Apr 15th, 2016 - 03:14 am 0
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