Ueckermünde (dpa / mv) - According to its own statements, the Vorpommern-Greifswald district has not yet been affected by the fish kill in the Oder. "That's the good news," District Administrator Michael Sack (CDU) told the German Press Agency on Monday. "But at the same time we are prepared." The Penkun fire brigade had already provided administrative assistance in Brandenburg on Sunday and helped to salvage dead fish from the Oder. Should this also become necessary in Vorpommern-Greifswald, one should be prepared. In addition, one is in constant contact with the affected regions in Brandenburg and Poland, but also with the Schwerin state government.
In Brandenburg, large quantities of fish carcasses have been recovered from the Oder in recent days. The German-Polish border river flows into the Szczecin Lagoon, which partly belongs to the Vorpommern-Greifswald district. The cause was still unclear as of Monday afternoon. According to government information, Polish authorities had the first indications at the end of July that there were masses of dead fish floating in the river. As a precautionary measure, the Schwerin state government and the district have advised against bathing, angling and fishing as well as taking water from the lagoon.
Sack emphasized that the Baltic Sea coast on Usedom was not affected in any way. "The best bathing conditions prevail here." The Szczecin Lagoon is connected to the Baltic Sea.