JEP deposits tilapia fish in Old Harbour gullies to combat dengue

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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Just under 2,000 tilapia fish were yesterday placed in gullies in the Old Harbour community of St Catherine as part of an anti-dengue programme being carried out by Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP), the Public Health Department, and the Aquaculture Branch of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.

“This will significantly reduce the number of larvae that exist in these waters,” JEP said in a news release yesterday. “A larvae count will be conducted in the upcoming weeks to assess the effectiveness of this environmentally friendly approach of reducing the reproduction of these vectors.”

Last Friday, JEP representatives hosted a sensitisation meeting at the Old Harbour Bay Community Centre to raise awareness on dengue, as well as how to prevent and contain its spread.

“We also engaged the AG-CHEM Company Ltd which donated 24 bottles of mosquito repellent, which were distributed at the meeting,” JEP said.

The company also said that over the weekend, community representative and contractor Lanswell McLeod supervised the JEP-sponsored clearing of the gullies.


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