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Poisoned river could have severe negative outcomes says Sarah Bamie of the Fisheries Commission

Some fishermen in the upper west region have poisoned the Kulkpong River, which runs through the Gbele Resource Reverse, killing some fish.

The Fisheries Commission, the Food and Drugs Authority, and the management of the Gbele Park after visiting the site were concerned about people who will consume these fishes unknowingly.

According to the manager of the park, the culprits were spotted in action by rangers but succeeded in escaping, leaving behind some unspecified amount of cash, a motorcycle, and a cellphone. 

The regional director of the Fisheries Commission, Sarah Bamie was very concerned and highlighted that the commission receives its fingerlings from these reserves and such an incident means the commission would have to wait for not less than a year to get fingerlings. She also stated that some distinct species could be lost.

The Food and Drug Administration collected samples of the dead fish and the water for testing.

As it stands now, the Tumu Police Command has been notified and eight suspects have been apprehended so far. Two of these suspects were apprehended while preparing some fish which the Police suspects to be caught in the Gbele River.

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Fisheries Commission Food and Drugs Authority Gbele Kulkpong Sarah Bamie


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