SUKKUR: (HRNW) Thousands of fish were witnessed dead in the off-taking Canals of Sukkur Barrage after poisonous chemicals poured into the water, ARY News reported on Wednesday.
According to reports, after the Sukkur Barrage closed for maintenance and repairs, the gates at the head of the canals were opened and water allowed to flow downstream into the river.
The water collects in small ponds at various sites of the canals and greedy fishing business people pour poisonous chemicals in these ponds to kill mostly the juvenile fish at massive scale.
The dead fish then collected in bags and taken to markets for sale.
These fish also sold to poultry industry for use as poultry feed.