CAIRO: After hundreds of dead fish were found floating in the Nile River in Delta’s Beheira Saturday, supply police have mounted an inspection campaign to combat any attempts to sell the fish in markets, Youm7 reported.
Mahmoudiya village residents who were shocked with a bridge of dead fish covering the Nile surface near the shore.
The reason behind the die-off has not yet been disclosed; a committee, formed of environment and veterinary experts, is investigating the incident.
Mass die-offs have taken place previously due to ammonia leaks, factory waste, and sewage entering the water.
A member of Lawyers’ Syndicate filed a police report accusing Minister of Irrigation Hossam Moghazy of polluting Nile water in Mahmoudiya village and Rosetta branch during a crackdown the ministry carried out to remove violating fish cages without collecting the dead fish as well, according to Dot Masr news website.
Egyptians depend on the River Nile as their main water resource, with the official figures indicating it constitutes more than 95 percent of Egypt’s total water resources.