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DFO investigating: herring dying on shore of St. Mary’s Bay

Dead fish on the shore of St. Mary's Bay in Brighton.
Dead fish on the shore of St. Mary's Bay in Brighton.

BRIGHTON, N.S. – Herring are washing up and dying on the shore of St. Mary’s Bay.

Gary Hutchins, detachment supervisor with DFO in Digby, confirmed they are investigating reports of dead herring but said it is still to early to tell what may be causing this.

Hutchins says the Digby office received reports from four individuals who say they are seeing herring washing up and dying.

He said one caller mentioned that seals are also lying on the beach nearby.

He says DFO personnel will be going to the sites to investigate and take samples.

One caller was Joan Comeau of Brighton. She says she saw about several hundred herring over the span of about 800 metres of shoreline.

“I wouldn’t say it was a lot of herring but it was enough to make me concerned and wonder what is happening,” she said.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

Gary Hutchins, detachment supervisor with DFO in Digby, confirmed they are investigating reports of dead herring but said it is still to early to tell what may be causing this.

Hutchins says the Digby office received reports from four individuals who say they are seeing herring washing up and dying.

He said one caller mentioned that seals are also lying on the beach nearby.

He says DFO personnel will be going to the sites to investigate and take samples.

One caller was Joan Comeau of Brighton. She says she saw about several hundred herring over the span of about 800 metres of shoreline.

“I wouldn’t say it was a lot of herring but it was enough to make me concerned and wonder what is happening,” she said.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

Herring are washing up and dying on the shore of St. Mary's Bay in Brighton.
Herring are washing up and dying on the shore of St. Mary's Bay in Brighton.

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