Sunday 20 September, 2020

NEPA probes suspected fish kill in Kingston Harbour

File photo of a marine police boat in the Kingston Harbour.

File photo of a marine police boat in the Kingston Harbour.

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says it is currently investigating the report of a fish kill in the Kingston Harbour.

In a release on Wednesday, NEPA said the fish kill occurred in the vicinity of Jamaica Aggregate in Kingston Harbour, extending to the Carib Cement Company Limited area.

A joint technical team from the Veterinary Services Division and NEPA was deployed to investigate the report. During the team’s investigation, samples were collected for laboratory analysis to determine the cause and source of the incident, NEPA said.

In the interim, the public is being advised not to collect the dead fish for consumption or use the water in the area.

NEPA said it now awaits the outcome of the laboratory analysis and will provide further updates in the coming days.

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