Tuesday 1 December, 2020

IMA probe fish kill in Guayaguayare

Photo via Facebook, Mayaro MP Rushton Paray.

Photo via Facebook, Mayaro MP Rushton Paray.

Low levels of oxygen in the river at Sea Wall, Guayaguayare have been found to be the cause of fish kill discovered at the site this week.

Initial tests conducted by the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) on samples taken from dead fish found at Sea Wall point to lack of oxygen in the river mouth due to the low levels of water as the culprit.

A report was made to the IMA after CEPEP workers raised an alarm earlier this week.

A technical team from the IMA was subsequently dispatched and samples were taken on Tuesday. The team returned on Wednesday and tests were conducted to determine the cause of the fish kill.

Mayaro MP Rushton Paray said additional tests are expected to be conducted to rule out toxicity or any other pollutants that may have entered the river course.

 

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