Mystery of mass fish death solved


Heavy losses: Workers checking the 50,000 dead cage-bred fish in Teluk Bahang after Typhoon Lekima hit in August.

GEORGE TOWN: The presence of phytoplankton and the high stocking density in fish cages have been blamed for the mass death at fish farms in Teluk Bahang in May.

Task force member and Centre for Coastal and Marine Studies (Cemacs) director Prof Datuk Dr Aileen Tan said the conclusion of the probe was in line with the findings of the Fisheries Department.

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