Dead fish washed ashore at Pari village

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The National –Friday, January 7, 2011


PARI villagers were shocked to find dead fish washed ashore at their village along the Joyce Bay area yesterday morning.  

Concerned elder Gaba Momoro had relatives contact The National, in fear of sea pollution or dynamite fishing in the area. 

“Dead fish was seen washed ashore and floating up shore this (yesterday) morning. 

“We don’t know why this has happened. 

“This is the first time this has happened,” he said. 

Gaba said he alerted his sister in the city to raise the alarm to authorities concerned including NCD health authorities to find the cause of dead fish in the area.    

It is understood that NCD health division sent a team into the area to assess the situation and taken samples to relevant authorities for laboratory testing. 

According to NCD officials until results are received then it will be known as to what was the cause of fish to die in the area. 

The fish washed ashore ranged from the smallest shoreline fishes to others found further into the sea. 

Meanwhile, families in the village were advised not to eat the fish after young children were seen collecting them alonf the shorline.