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NEPA warns against dynamite fishing

Published:Friday | May 9, 2014 | 9:00 AM

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is warning the public against using dynamite to catch fish.

NEPA says it has received reports of dynamite being used to catch fish in Alligator Pond, which is located on the border of Manchester and St Elizabeth.

The regulator stresses that not only is this illegal but is also dangerous to human beings and the environment.

It says under the Wild Life Protection Act It is an offenceto use dynamite and other noxious materials to kill or injure fish.

Persons convicted of the offence can be fined up to $100,000 or 12 months imprisonment.

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