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Thousands of dead fish wash ashore at Hingham, Massachusetts

Thousands of dead fish wash ashore at Hingham, Massachusetts

Hingham residents are reacting after a large amount of bait fish, commonly known as pogies, have been washing ashore along the Hingham Yacht Club and surrounding beach areas.

“It’s thousands and thousands,” said one resident Wednesday night.

“Well, we first noticed the smell when we got out of the car, and it was different — much stronger than usual,” said Hingham resident Libby Lewiecki.

Chuck Azonderman is a former lobsterman who’s spent time in and around the Hingham harbor for decades.

He says around 11 a.m. he found the fish “all over the place.”

“I’m surprised to see it like this,” Azonderman said. “I haven’t seen it like this since the 80’s.”
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