Fish Kill Hits 4-Million

The ninth Neuse River fish kill this year is also the largest according to the Lower Neuse River Keeper.

Reports of more dead fish continue to stream into the office Lower Neuse River Keeper Larry Baldwin. What started as a fish kill around 8,000 is now well over 4-million.

The main fish washing up are Menhaden, along with some crab. Officials attribute the fish kill to natural causes that precipitated a lack of oxygen in the water.

Baldwin says stormwater and pollution could have also played a role.

The fish kill kept many people away from the Flanner's Beach area in Craven County for the Labor Day Weekend.


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