Mass Fish Deaths: Millions Have Been Found Dead All Over The World In The Past Month

By Michael Snyder

Mass Fish Deaths - Photo by Mats Hagwell

Millions of fish are suddenly dying all over the planet.  In fact, there have been dozens of mass fish death events reported in the past month alone.  So why is this happening?  Why are fish dying in unprecedented numbers all over the world?  When more than six tons of fish died in Marina Del Ray over the weekend, it made headlines all over the United States.  But the truth is that what just happened off the southern California coast is just the tip of the iceberg.  In 2014, mass fish die-offs have pretty much become a daily event globally.  Individually, each event could perhaps be dismissed as an anomaly, but as you will see below when they are all put together into one list it truly is rather stunning.  So is there a reason why so many fish are dying?  Is there something that connects these mass fish death events?  Has something about our environment changed?  The following are just a few examples of the mass fish death reports that have been coming in day after day from all over the globe…

*In April, 500,000 carp were found “floating belly-up in Kentucky’s Cumberland River“.

*Over the weekend, thousands upon thousands of fish died just off the southern California coastline

California Fish and Wildlife workers are still scooping dead sea life from the surface of the harbor Monday after thousands of dead anchovies, stingrays and even an octopus died and floated up over the weekend.

So far officials have cleaned up 6 tons of dead fish, and they still have a long way to go.

*The death of approximately 35,000 fish up in Minnesota is being blamed on a “lack of oxygen“.

*The recent die off of thousands of fish in the Shark River near Belmar, New Jersey is also being blamed on “oxygen depletion“.

*Officials in Menifee, California are still trying to figure out what caused the death of thousands of fish in Menifee Lake a few weeks ago…

Authorities continued testing the water in Menifee Lake Friday after thousands of dead fish have been seen floating since last weekend.

Menifee city officials first heard reports Saturday of floating fish at the lake, which is located on private property about a half-mile east of the 215 Freeway.

*In the Gulf of Mexico, dolphins and sea turtles are dying “in record numbers“.

*Maryland officials are still puzzled by the death of 7,000 Atlantic menhadenlast month…

State environmental scientists are investigating the cause of a fish kill that left about 7,000 dead Atlantic menhaden in waters that include the Inner Harbor and Fells Point.

Jay Apperson, spokesman for the Maryland Department of the Environment, said that biologists went by boat on Tuesday to the area of Monday’s fish kill. He says the area extended from the mouth of the Patapsco River, up the Baltimore Harbor to Fells Point and Fort McHenry.

*Mass fish die-offs in Lake Champlain up in Vermont are being called “the new normal” by government officials.

*Along the coast of northern California, seals and young sea lions are dying “in record numbers“.

*Three months ago, farmers in Singapore lost 160 tons of fish to a mass die-off event.

*Back in September, approximately 40 kilometers of the Fuhe River in China “was covered with dead fish“.

*Also during last September, close to ten tons of dead fish were found floating on a lake near the town of Komotini, Greece.

The following are some more examples of mass fish death events from just the past several weeks that come from a list compiled on another website


17th May 2014 – Masses of fish turn up dead in a marina in Pultneyville, New York,AmericaLink

16th May 2014 – Mass die off of fish in a river in Aragatsotn, ArmeniaLink

15th May 2014 – Hundreds of fish dying off ‘due to pollution’ in the wetlands of Rewalsar, IndiaLink

14th May 2014 – Thousands of dead fish washing ashore in Cootes Paradise, Hamilton, CanadaLink

13th May 2014 – Tens of thousands of dead fish wash up along coast of Tasmania, AustraliaLink

12th May 2014 – Mass death of fish in the river Eden ‘is a mystery’ in Cumbria,EnglandLink

11th May 2014 – Thousands of dead Puffer Fish, also dead turtles washing up on various beaches in Colombia and Costa RicaLink and here

11th May 2014 – Hundreds of dead fish found in a pond is ‘a mystery’ in Southborough, EnglandLink

10th May 2014 – Thousands of fish dead due to pollution in spring in Sikkim,IndiaLink

9th May 2014 – Die off of Fish ’causes panic’ in the Luda Yana River in Bulgaria.Link

8th May 2014 – Thousands of dead fish appear in a lake ‘shock residents’ in Mangalore, IndiaLink

8th May 2014 – 12 TONS of dead fish removed from lakes in Chisago County, Minnesota, AmericaLink

7th May 2014 – Massive die off of fish in reservoirs in Quanzhou, ChinaLink

7th May 2014 – Thousands of fish found dead on the shores of Roatan,HondurasLink

5th May 2014 – Hundreds of dead fish wash up on a beach ‘a mystery’ in San Antonio Oeste, ArgentinaLink

5th May 2014 – Mass death of fish found in lakes in Almindingen, DenmarkLink

4th May 2014 – Mass die off of fish in a river in Fujian, ChinaLink

3rd May 2014 – 1,000+ dead fish wash ashore along a lake in Ontario, Canada.Link

2nd May 2014 – 40,000 fish die suddenly in a dam in Piaui, BrazilLink

30th April 2014 – Mass fish kill ‘worst I’ve seen in 26 years of working here’ in Iowa, AmericaLink

30th April 2014 – Large amount of dead fish found floating along a river in Xiasha District, ChinaLink

29th April 2014 – Dozens of sea turtles are washing up dead in South Mississippi,AmericaLink

29th April 2014 – Thousands of dead fish washing up along the shores of Lakes in Wisconsin, AmericaLink

28th April 2014 – Turtles and other marine life continue to wash up dead in Bari,ItalyLink

28th April 2014 – Large fish kill found in the Mogi River in BrazilLink

25th April 2014 – Large fish kill found in a reservoir in Nanchong, ChinaLink

24th April 2014 – Large amount of fish wash up dead along a river in La Chorrera,PanamaLink

23rd April 2014 – 2 Million fish found dead in a dam in Tehran, IranLink

23rd April 2014 – Mass die off of fish in Island lake in Ontario, CanadaLink

23rd April 2014 – Thousands of dead fish appear in a lake in Mudanjiang, China.Link

22nd April 2014 – 1,000 fish found dead in Oona River, County Tyrone, Northern IrelandLink

21st April 2014 – Large amounts of fish washing up dead along the Panchganga River in IndiaLink

19th April 2014 – MILLIONS of dead fish found floating in Thondamanaru Lagoon,Sri LankaLink


And remember, this list represents events that have happened in just a little over the past month.

So what is causing all of these mass fish death events?

Please feel free to share your opinion by posting a comment below…


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  • 52rockwell

    Well I dont know what is causing it , but I know it is not Fukishima ,cause my goverment tells me so :)

    • 52rockwell

      I mean ,just because they are dumping metric tons of Radioactive water in the ocean everyday for the last 3 years an 3 months.everyone says it will just all dilute. It will barely raise the radiation level above background :)

  • piper

    Dead fish and birds falling from the sky are being reported worldwide, suddenly. This is not a local affair, obviously. Dead birds have been reported in Sweden and N America, and dead fish in N America, Brazil, and New Zealand. Methane is known to cause bird dead, and as methane rises when released during Earth shifting, will float upward through the flocks of birds above. But can this be the cause of dead fish? If birds are more sensitive than humans to methane release, fish are likewise sensitive to changes in the water, as anyone with an aquarium will attest. Those schools of fish caught in rising methane bubbles during sifting of rock layers beneath them will inevitably be affected. Fish cannot, for instance, hold their breath until the emergency passes! Nor do birds have such a mechanism.

    And why would Sweden have clouds of methane being released when it is not even on a fault line? Nor is Brazil on a fault line, though New Zealand and the New Madrid region in Arkansas are. We have often stated that the plates have had the rock fingers preventing movement along their edges broken off, so they have become slippery. In this state, they are now pressed against each other under the stress of a more violent and rattling wobble. The stress is evident on all plates, which are shifting around, internally, under the strain. Thus methane, so poisonous to birds and fish, is being released.

  • Hew Manatee

    Global warming, of course.
    I’m surprised the AGW alarmists haven’t picked up on this one already, but I am sure they soon will.

  • davyd

    Fukushima (spread all over the world by now through weather patterns).. plus other world pollution reaching critical mass or autotoxication.. hello?

  • Mesquite_Thorn

    It’s Fuk-u-shima and algae blooms from all the global carbon emissions. (only half joking on the algae… that really will go bananas from any extra carbon, and it has been for a while. But, that is nature balancing the equation. The Eartb has had MANY times more carbon in the atmosphere than now, and has been just peachy with it)

  • jay_diggity

    damn fish!

  • terjon66

    sonar from military shipbuilding!

  • cannotvote

    Water – rain, seas, rivers, oceans, seasonal changes – and the inclusion of pesticides, fertilizer, road runoff, nuclear accidents, an increase in average temperature, human waste, industrial waste, illegal dumping etc…! Shouldn’t $h$t where you eat!
    I doubt it’s any one of those, though altogether, or partly, in any combination, with local variances – well maybe….

  • Greg Straw

    Fukishima ?

  • Neal Jensen

    One word..Radiation…..

  • Alverez

    Another large tectonic shift is looming just like the one about 10000 years ago.At the present time large amounts of methane ,ammonia,and sour gas are being released through fissures forming between tectonic plates,however this is only the precursor to much more violent seismic activity.It will be a near-extinction level event,and most reading these words will be dead before summers end.

    • Saul

      Okay Mr. Glass Is Half Full,sure.More likely those little yellow jap b@stards and their p.o.s. engineering are to blame.Gook b!tches may have just killed us all with their incompetence.

  • TriggerFish

    “The Canary in a Coal Mine” Metaphor?

  • Goofy

    It’s George Bush’s fault!

  • Mark F

    It’s all by design. Deep Horizon, Fukishima, corporate chemical run off from the river systems, take your pick.