Algae-polluted Lake In East China Poses Danger To Rare Fish – People’s Daily


Blue-green algae has caused water pollution in Chaohu Lake , China’s fifth largest fresh water lake, in east China’s Anhui Province , where the rare whitebait production is on the decline.

The output of the whitebait, a small sprat and famous for its fresh and tender meat, has dropped by 500 tons, or 20 percent lower in this year’s fishing season compared with the previous one. “The delicate whitebait, which requires a high-standard of water quality, is disappearing mainly because of the rampant blue-green algae in the lake,” said Chen Jianqun, head of the Bureau of Fisheries of Chaohu City. [Full Text]


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