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The Mysterious case of the dead Gizzards on Chonburi Beach

Dead Gizzards on beach mystery

Many dead fish are discovered on Bang due to a local fishing accident.

A local fishing boat accident is what caused hundreds of dead fish to wash up on Bang Saen Beach in the past, according to the Chonburi Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR).

According to information provided to local media by the DMCR’s deputy director-general, Mr. Apichai Ekwanakul, a significant amount of dead fish were reported to have washed up on Bang Saen Beach in Chonburi on March 11th. This prompted an immediate investigation between the DMCR and the Upper Gulf of Thailand Coastal Resources Research and Development Center.

Given that the fish were largely of the same Anodontostoma Chacunda species, commonly known as the shortnose gizzard shad, and were of a comparable size, it was initially thought that they might have escaped from a fishing trap.

A total of 8,000 kg worth of fish carcasses have been collected from Bang Saen Beach by the municipality of Saensuk.

Apichai revealed that after speaking with the neighborhood fishermen, he discovered that the fish had broken free from a broken fishing net and had been carried by the wind and waves to the beach.

The director-general said, “The boat operators have already been told to be extra cautious during their fishing operations.

To reassure locals, a water quality test is being carried out to look into potential contributing reasons to the occurrence.

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