A mate of mine made it our duty to visit a particular fishing village once per month to purchase our fresh fish from the seas. I suddenly made the decision some 7 months ago that I would take a break as I really was not enjoying the fish. From then I have not had fish locally from my own country. Yes, when I am turned off, I am royally turned off. With this latest report I can safely say, resumption of consumption of local fish (a mouthful I know) is no where near in sight for me.
Refrain from eating fish from Portmore, NEPA urges after major fish kill
Monday, March 30, 2015 | 7:46 PM
The agency issued a statement today, urging the public to refrain from collecting or eating fish from the area since the cause of death has not been ascertained.
NEPA said that the cause of death of the fishes could be from ingestion of toxic substances or biological impacts.
The reports of the fish kill (mainly sprat) are from the canal behind Westchester community in the vicinity of Dawkins Pond in Portmore, the statement said.
NEPA is being supported by the Marine Police in its investigations.