The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development together with other agencies including Fisheries Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana Navy, Food and Drugs Authority just to mention a few have taken a bold step to investigate into the described incidents of dead fishes of various species washed ashore at Brewire and Osu during the festive season.
The above mentioned agencies have started with their investigations and are still ongoing. However, only the Fisheries commission have so far come out with their initial investigations which have proven that the fishes died due to some stress factors but the exact stress factors are unknown and hence further tests are being conducted for further clearness.
The gills and kidneys of dead fishes have also been sent for histopathological analysis since others are speculating that these creatures died as a result of poisonous chemicals released into the sea.
In view of this, the Minister designate for Fisheries Hon. Hawa Koomson has adviced the general public from consuming the fish and those who have consumed the fish washed ashore should report themselves so they can be monitored to know their health situation or address any problem that may arise out of consumption.
The general public is therefore entreated to look out for these before purchasing fish: Popped out and unclear eyes, dull colouration of gills, bloating around the abdominal areas and possible oozing of foul scented fluids etc.
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