Arkansas River fish kill investigation continues; UAPB lab examines fish

Dr. Andrew E. Goodwin, a professor and associate director of the UAPB Aquaculture/Fisheries Center, examines tissue from one of five drum fish sent to the UAPB fish disease lab for analysis after a recent fish kill. No cause for the kill has been deterimined.

(AR Game & Fish Commission) – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is trying to determine the cause of a fish kill along the Arkansas River near the Ozark Lock and Dam. More than 83,000 dead and dying fish were reported, according to a news release from the AGFC:

“Most of the fish were freshwater drum between 6 and 11 inches long,” said Bob Limbird (district fisheries biologist for the Russellville area). “We picked up five drum that were dying and submitted them to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff for testing.”

The fish samples are being analyzed but it could take up to 30 days for full test results.

For details, visit:

http://agfcnews.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/arkansas-river-fish-kill-investigation-continues/

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