said to be the largest fish farm in Singapore. It looks much larger than it did when it was first set up in 2008. We have noticed many disturbing impacts of this fish farm on the natural shores of Pulau Semakau.
Trash burnt and ashes dumped into the sea?
In Oct 2013, Pei Yan blogged: "We passed by quite close to the fish farm next to Semakau. There is a barge right next to the fish farm loaded with stacks of bags which may be fish food. On the barge (right side on the photo), there seems to be a large rectangular metal container used for incinerating things. I could see smoke coming out of the rectangular container and smelled something being burnt."
|Photo by Heng Pei Yan on her blog.|
SG Sea Drone.
|Photo by SG Sea Drone taken by Heng Pei Yan.|
Storage platform barely afloat?
There is a large floating platforms loaded with what looks like netting, barrels and other items. One edge of the platform is sloping alarmingly into the water. Would items loaded on the platform fall into the water in stormy weather?
Aug 2013. It seemed to be barely floating above the water. Are such arrangements spotted during AVA's regular site checks? Does AVA approve of such storage arrangements?
a huge net that probably came from the fish farm. It had washed up onto the middle of Pulau Semakau, entangled near the mangroves that include rare and Critically Endangered trees such as Api-api jambu.
Fish farm 'storing' equipment on Pulau Semakau's natural shores?
In May 2011, we came across a huge circular contraption 'parked' on the Southern shore of Pulau Semakau that we suspect belongs to the fish farm
|Photo by Marcus Ng, also featured on Nicole's blog.|
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