Since last Sunday evening hundreds of dead fish have been washed up on Isla Canela beach and the banks of the Guadiana River in Ayamonte. The authorities were notified and samples of water and specimens taken.
The results have shown that the water in both the river and the beaches on Isla Canela are in perfect condition for bathing. The dead fish are all from the same species part of the Mullet genus known locally as Lizas.
The Junta de Andalucía which took water samples the Thursday previous to the incident and last Monday feel that as it was only one species that was affected that the most logical hypnosis is that a bank of these fish got caught in a pool further up the river and ran out of oxygen.
The Mayor of Ayamonte Antonio Rodriguez Castillo confirmed that the water was in perfect condition and he was in constant contact with the Junta de Andalucía and the Delegate for Health, Lourdes Martin. A full report of the analysis of the dead fish is expected to be published by the end of the week.