No more fish death reported in Shamirpet Lake

Officials releasing lime into the lake to ensure adequate PH content in the lake and also to check fish parasites.

By Author  |  Published: 22nd May 2017  10:52 pm

Hyderabad: A day after the mass death of fishes in Shamirpet Lake, things appeared to be normal on Monday, with no more fish deaths being reported.

Fisheries officials said efforts to regain normalcy in the lake were on. E Balaiah, District Fisheries Officer, said the situation was under control, with the cleaning of the lake and removal of dead fish under progress.

He said that as per the orders given by M Murali Krishna, Deputy Director of Fisheries, officials were releasing lime into the lake. This was to ensure adequate PH content in the lake and also to check fish parasites. This would help in tackling the Red Spot disease, which apart from the rising temperatures and low water levels is believed to have played a major role in the fish deaths.

Officials have also asked local fishermen to help in removing dead fish from the lake, apart from giving strict orders that the dead fish is not to be sold anywhere. Fish caught from the lake would have to be checked for the Red Spot disease before selling.