WEB DESK: At least 40 tonnes of fish swept on the shores of a lake in Mexico, BBC News reported.
Pictures of Lake Cajititlan, in Jalisco state showed shores full of dead popoche chub freshwater fish.
A local official described their deaths as a “natural, cyclical phenomenon” that occurred every year.
However, other state officials have blamed poor lake management for the death of so many fish.
Authorities are investigating a nearby waste water plant for evidence of it decreasing the amount of oxygen in water and so resulting in the death of the fish specie.
Last year local fishermen recovered about 200 tonnes of dead fish from Lake Cajititlan. More than 100 fishermen are involved in this year’s operation.
Locals however believe that this fish is not suitable for human consumption and their death may be a result of over population.