Mass Fish Deaths: Millions Have Been Found Dead All Over The World In The Past Month

Michael Snyder

Millions of fish are suddenly dying all over the planet. In fact, there have been dozens of mass fish death events reported in the past month alone.

So why is this happening? Why are fish dying in unprecedented numbers all over the world?

When more than six tons of fish died in Marina Del Ray over the weekend, it made headlines all over the United States. But the truth is that what just happened off the southern California coast is just the tip of the iceberg.

In 2014, mass fish die-offs have pretty much become a daily event globally.

Individually, each event could perhaps be dismissed as an anomaly, but as you will see below when they are all put together into one list it truly is rather stunning.

So is there a reason why so many fish are dying? Is there something that connects these mass fish death events? Has something about our environment changed?

The following are just a few examples of the mass fish death reports that have been coming in day after day from all over the globe…


*In April, 500,000 carp were found “floating belly-up in Kentucky’s Cumberland River“.

*Over the weekend, thousands upon thousands of fish died just off the southern California coastline

California Fish and Wildlife workers are still scooping dead sea life from the surface of the harbor Monday after thousands of dead anchovies, stingrays and even an octopus died and floated up over the weekend.

So far officials have cleaned up 6 tons of dead fish, and they still have a long way to go.

*The death of approximately 35,000 fish up in Minnesota is being blamed on a “lack of oxygen“.

*The recent die off of thousands of fish in the Shark River near Belmar, New Jersey is also being blamed on “oxygen depletion“.

*Officials in Menifee, California are still trying to figure out what caused the death of thousands of fish in Menifee Lake a few weeks ago…

Authorities continued testing the water in Menifee Lake Friday after thousands of dead fish have been seen floating since last weekend.Menifee city officials first heard reports Saturday of floating fish at the lake, which is located on private property about a half-mile east of the 215 Freeway.

*In the Gulf of Mexico, dolphins and sea turtles are dying “in record numbers“.

*Maryland officials are still puzzled by the death of 7,000 Atlantic menhaden last month…

State environmental scientists are investigating the cause of a fish kill that left about 7,000 dead Atlantic menhaden in waters that include the Inner Harbor and Fells Point.Jay Apperson, spokesman for the Maryland Department of the Environment, said that biologists went by boat on Tuesday to the area of Monday’s fish kill. He says the area extended from the mouth of the Patapsco River, up the Baltimore Harbor to Fells Point and Fort McHenry.

*Mass fish die-offs in Lake Champlain up in Vermont are being called “the new normal” by government officials.

*Along the coast of northern California, seals and young sea lions are dying “in record numbers“.

*Three months ago, farmers in Singapore lost 160 tons of fish to a mass die-off event.

*Back in September, approximately 40 kilometers of the Fuhe River in China “was covered with dead fish“.

*Also during last September, close to ten tons of dead fish were found floating on a lake near the town of Komotini, Greece.

The following are some more examples of mass fish death events from just the past several weeks that come from a list compiled on another website


17th May 2014 – Masses of fish turn up dead in a marina in Pultneyville, New York, America. Link

16th May 2014 – Mass die off of fish in a river in Aragatsotn, Armenia. Link

15th May 2014 – Hundreds of fish dying off ‘due to pollution’ in the wetlands of Rewalsar, India. Link

14th May 2014 – Thousands of dead fish washing ashore in Cootes Paradise, Hamilton, Canada. Link

13th May 2014 – Tens of thousands of dead fish wash up along coast of Tasmania, Australia. Link

12th May 2014 – Mass death of fish in the river Eden ‘is a mystery’ in Cumbria, England. Link

11th May 2014 – Thousands of dead Puffer Fish, also dead turtles washing up on various beaches in Colombia and Costa Rica. Link and here

11th May 2014 – Hundreds of dead fish found in a pond is ‘a mystery’ in Southborough, England. Link

10th May 2014 – Thousands of fish dead due to pollution in spring in Sikkim, India. Link

9th May 2014 – Die off of Fish ’causes panic’ in the Luda Yana River in Bulgaria. Link

8th May 2014 – Thousands of dead fish appear in a lake ‘shock residents’ in Mangalore, India. Link

8th May 2014 – 12 TONS of dead fish removed from lakes in Chisago County, Minnesota, America. Link

7th May 2014 – Massive die off of fish in reservoirs in Quanzhou, China. Link

7th May 2014 – Thousands of fish found dead on the shores of Roatan, Honduras. Link

5th May 2014 – Hundreds of dead fish wash up on a beach ‘a mystery’ in San Antonio Oeste, Argentina. Link

5th May 2014 – Mass death of fish found in lakes in Almindingen, Denmark. Link

4th May 2014 – Mass die off of fish in a river in Fujian, China. Link

3rd May 2014 – 1,000+ dead fish wash ashore along a lake in Ontario, Canada. Link

2nd May 2014 – 40,000 fish die suddenly in a dam in Piaui, Brazil. Link

30th April 2014 – Mass fish kill ‘worst I’ve seen in 26 years of working here’ in Iowa, America. Link

30th April 2014 – Large amount of dead fish found floating along a river in Xiasha District, China. Link

29th April 2014 – Dozens of sea turtles are washing up dead in South Mississippi, America. Link

29th April 2014 – Thousands of dead fish washing up along the shores of Lakes in Wisconsin, America. Link

28th April 2014 – Turtles and other marine life continue to wash up dead in Bari, Italy. Link

28th April 2014 – Large fish kill found in the Mogi River in Brazil. Link

25th April 2014 – Large fish kill found in a reservoir in Nanchong, China. Link

24th April 2014 – Large amount of fish wash up dead along a river in La Chorrera, Panama. Link

23rd April 2014 – 2 Million fish found dead in a dam in Tehran, Iran. Link

23rd April 2014 – Mass die off of fish in Island lake in Ontario, Canada. Link

23rd April 2014 – Thousands of dead fish appear in a lake in Mudanjiang, China. Link

22nd April 2014 – 1,000 fish found dead in Oona River, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Link

21st April 2014 – Large amounts of fish washing up dead along the Panchganga River in India. Link

19th April 2014 – MILLIONS of dead fish found floating in Thondamanaru Lagoon, Sri Lanka. Link


And remember, this list represents events that have happened in just a little over the past month.

So what is causing all of these mass fish death events?

Please feel free to share your opinion by posting a comment below…


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SEE: ALL Bluefin Tuna Caught In California Are Radioactive 

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  • Hillary

    Ever heard of ocean acidification? Diatoms cannot create their shells due to the rising acidic content in the ocean which the bottom of the food chain in the ocean. So basically these fish are starving to death or they are dying from pollution. The cause is Carbon Dioxide/ humans. Its disgusting that the government is finally realizing this now when it has been known for 40+ years. Yeah thanks big oil, thanks for killing the ocean, lakes and rivers.

    • Burt

      I’m not saying you are wrong because I really don’t have any idea, but why all of a sudden now would they just start dying off if this has been known for 40+ years (and going on for a long longer, “big oil” has been around for quite a long time)?

      If I were to guess, it’s something more than that (HAARP manipulation, heavy does of intentional pollution, nuclear fallout from Fukishima, etc)

      • Arpotu

        Because there is a limit to how much CO2 most ocean life can withstand, and we might have reached that limit.

      • Pamela

        I think we may have reached a tipping point with our accumulated global pollution. just a theory

  • Terry Derwitsch

    exactly my thoughts. why all at once? points to an event of some sort and that’d be Japan. the one no one is talking about. we spent 24-7 for days watching to see if a little girl was rescued from a well but somehow a meltdown doesn’t get attention. i feel sure that this will be seen in time. in time for there to be no fish left.

  • Outdoor Writer

    Interesting…… But how do you explain the numerous fresh water fish kills? The fish kill in the Cumberland tail waters involved Asian carp but no other photo plankton eating species!

    Scientist that have autopsied these fish say their gills were scalded by oxygen over saturated water…. Btw… The Asian carp is non native to these waters and the massive kill was welcomed! Whatever the cause it could be used to eliminate this unwanted species and the massive destruction they cause.

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  • Michaela

    The planet’s water system is under enormous pressure in general. As Hillary and Arpotu point out, acidification may be at a ‘tipping point’, that is, a point of no return to a healthy condition. But there are other very damaging issues as well. Combined, or maybe each one by itself, these may account for fish die-off.

    Let’s sum up a few. Plastic pollution in every water course, from brook to ocean. When plastic eventually disintegrates, the particles sponge up the most toxic chemicals in the water, called persistent organic pollutants or pops. Fish ingest these and either end up on our plates carrying carcinogenic substances or dead before they’re caught. Noise pollution. Many marine species use sound to navigate and communicate over long distances. With the increased activity on and in the water, they become disoriented and separated from their shoals. Haarp sonar activity may well be a major culprit here. Radioactivity. Fukushima and the produced water from fracking areas: Pennsylvania, Texas, California and Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Chemical spills such as the January spill in West Virginia, undeniably one of many unreported similar events. Depleted food supply from overfishing – the list goes on and on.

    Please: for your own wellbeing, for your children’s right to air, water and food, re-evaluate your relationship with water? Start treating it like the valuable, life-giving resource it is. Appreciate the real cost of bringing water to your tap; the real cost of eating fish; the real cost of a sweet wrapper blowing into a canal. Then adjust your lifestyle accordingly.

  • eddie

    Water is contaminated by alien from out of space.they been here but we cant see them

    • Rosanna

      seriously you want to change the focus onto the invisible??? That’s a cop out as dumb as ‘using solar makes the sun produce more power’ or ‘wind power plants are harmful to the environment’ total denial garbage…

  • ifka filipovich

    Why so little attention to such a serious issue

  • Rosanna

    This is not all of a sudden, we knew years ago that we had a time frame to clean things up. We also know that all things are energy therefore there is no lack of energy or likelihood of any possible lack. Take personal control and start your own aquaponics system for clean food and water and if your in a position to please start one for your local environment plants and fish. Every individual is personally responsible for our planet, we are the shepherds. The planet won’t die, it will only change but we and our food chain can.