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NEPA investigates fish kill in Portmore

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2015 | 9:32 AM

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says it is investigating the cause of a major fish kill in Portmore, St Catherine.

It is urging members of the public to refrain from collecting or eating fish from the area since the cause of death is not ascertained.

It says death to the fishes could be from ingestion of toxic substances or biological impacts.

The fish kill, which consists of mostly sprat, is reported from the canal behind the Westchester Community in the vicinity of Dawkins Pond in Portmore, St Catherine.