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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