Massive Herring Kill Case Inlet SFR

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Go Fish, May 21, 2007.

  1. Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    Rheomode, Wa.
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    About 5 days ago I noticed an increase in gull and eagle activity in case inlet. Large flocks of gulls pounding the water near treasure/stretch island. I thought it was the standard chum fry which happens this time of year. I walked the beach in front of my house on Friday and found it to be littered with dead herring. I would guess about 50-75 per 100 feet of beach. Most of the fish have been gutted by the gulls with the body remaining. As of Sunday the smell is starting to intensify with a half dozen eagles chowing down with the crows and gulls. Rumor has it that a tribal netting operation went wrong with the net breaking and releasing all the dead herring back into the bay. If you have any info on this please reply. Thanks David
  2. herl Member

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    the other washington
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    I don't know anything about this specific incident. But PS herring are in a fair amount of disease trouble and have been prone to localized "kills" for awhile now. That would be my guess.