In the article, I predicted that it would happen again (and again and again). The causes are still there.
In 2001, before the Kuwait EPA was as big is it is today, the Government called in a team of Japanese experts to determine the cause. I believe at that time they concluded that it was due to red tide; which makes sense because any pollution will cause algae to form; however there were several small differences (see below). At any rate, the fish stopped dying at that time and people went back to doing what they were doing. However, if you read in the article, at the time the Government advised people not to eat fish from the Bay for at least 2 years as a precaution. People were eating fish caught in/around the Bay within a few months.
There were a lot of conflicting reports (as I have noticed there are now, some 16 years later).
September - November, 2001, with video footage of Kuwait
Interestingly, because the causes of the 1999 fish kill in the Caribbean were not readily known, several contributing factors, similar to Kuwait’s, were scrutinized: elevated sea temperature, a northern water flow towards the islands (turning the water a slightly greenish color), poor visibility due to nutrients and particles in the water, possible dumping of hazardous chemicals and toxic waste. Sewage dumping also increases the likelihood of bacterial growth.