Enough to 10 tons the amount of dead fish in the mouth of the Rio Jucu, in Vila Velha, Vitória, on Wednesday (26). Residents say the killings began last Saturday (22). The problem is caused by the low volume of water and the river oxygen. The result of water analysis should be ready later on Wednesday and the Old Town City Hall said it will send a team to remove the dead fish and reopen the mouth of the Rio Jucu. “This generation of fish came to the spawning season. They came to play. So what happened? This whole generation of fish is dead. We’ll have to wait for the river to improve, so that other relationship between fish to spawn. The trend is that the fish go away for at least about three, four years of the mouth of the river, “said the environmentalist Eduardo Pignaton.
In addition to the sewage problems, pollution and low level of the river, the dead fish start now invading the mangroves. “It was important that the city and the state government came to collect those fish that are killed, to prevent the population eat this stuff. The risk of intestinal infection is too great. We do not know exactly what’s in these fish, “said Pignaton.
Analysts at IEMA, the State Water Resources and the Old Village Municipal Environment Agency were in place to test and evaluate the possible causes of fish death.