JOHOR BARU - An estimated six tonnes of wild and cultured fish were found dead along the Straits of Johor in the past four days.
Johor Fisheries Department director Munir Mohd Nawi said that the department will be conducting a thorough investigation to identify the cause for the bad water quality that contributed to the death of the fish at the Straits.
He said the fish were found dead around Johor Port, Puteri Harbour, Kampung Pendas and Kampung Sungai Melayu areas.
"Some six tonnes of fish including five tonnes of cultured fish had died due to toxic effect as the water quality has deteriorated tremendously," he said yesterday.
Munir added that the department started receiving reports on the dead fish some three days ago.
He said the dead fish were first spotted floating in the water near the Johor Port vicinity before similar reports from other affected areas were received.