Sunday 15 September, 2019

EMA: Dead fish at La Brea dumped

The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) has sought to provide an update regarding the presence of hundreds of dead fish at Point Stable, in La Brea.

In a statement, on Monday, the EMA said it immediately responded to a report by La Brea Fisherfolk, by visiting the area to conduct investigations.

It said its investigations revealed that excessive quantity of fish was as a result of ‘bait dump,” which refers to indiscriminate disposal of unwanted catch.

“The EMA/IMA investigations have revealed that the excessive quantity of fish - comprising herring, catfish, and mullet - was as the result of a ‘bait dump’ either from a trawler or gill net fishing vessel. ‘Bait dump’ refers to indiscriminate disposal of an unwanted catch by fishermen,” the EMA said.

 

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