NEPA probing fish kill in Portmore

NEPA probing fish kill in Portmore

Monday, March 30, 2015

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THE National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says that it is investigating the cause of a major fish kill in Portmore, St Catherine.

"The public is being urged to refrain from collecting or eating fish from the area since the cause of death is not ascertained," NEPA said in a press release.

"Death to the fishes could be from ingestion of toxic substances or biological impacts," NEPA added, noting that it is received help from the Marine police with its probe.

The agency said that the fish kill, mainly sprat, is reported from the canal behind Westchester Community in the vicinity of Dawkins Pond in Portmore, St Catherine.

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