Dead fish

EMA: Dead fish in La Brea is result of bait dumping by fishing vessel

The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) says that its Emergency Response and Investigations Unit (ERI), in an immediate response to a report on June 11th from the La Brea Fisherfolk regarding the presence of dead fishes at Pt. Sable, visited the area in conjunction with the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) to conduct investigations.

A statement by the EMA said that in its capacity as overall coordinator of environmental management in Trinidad and Tobago, it also asked the Disaster Management Unit of the Ministry of Local Government (MLA) to provide an assessment.

Dead fish photographed floating in Chaguaramas

The organisation, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) has released photos of dead fish in Chaguaramas near to the Crews Inn marina.

The group says the fish were seen floating in the water today and it's questioning the reason behind it. 

In a statement issued to the media, FFOS says it wants to know if the Petrotrin spill has any role to play in this latest development.

EMA insists again, dead fish were discarded

The Environmental Management Authority is saying once again that all tests of fish recently found dead in the Gulf of Paria, suggest that the fish were discarded.

The EMA has released another statement on the incident today:

"The Environmental Management Authority understands that findings of CARIRI tests conducted on water, sediment and fish samples taken from the Carat Shed and Point Sybil beaches have been released today, which referenced total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH).

EMA & IMA: Dead fish in Gulf were discarded by fishermen

The Environmental Management Authority and the Institute of Marine Affairs say their latest tests validate initial findings that the dead fish in the Gulf of Paria were unwanted fish discarded by fishermen.

The EMA and IMA have issued the following joint statement on the matter:

Minister of Health: Exercise caution when purchasing fish

Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh is advising members of the public to exercise caution and good judgment as it relates to the purchasing and consumption of fresh fish on the local market.

Since the discovery of dead fish floating off waters of Mosquito Creek, some environmental activists have been telling T&T not to eat local fish.

Mr. Deyalsingh says the public health inspectorate of his ministry has been visiting fish depots cross country to ensure the proper standards were being adhered to.

Minister of Health: Exercise caution when purchasing fish

Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh is advising members of the public to exercise caution and good judgment as it relates to the purchasing and consumption of fresh fish on the local market.

Since the discovery of dead fish floating off waters of Mosquito Creek, some environmental activists have been telling T&T not to eat local fish.

Mr. Deyalsingh says the public health inspectorate of his ministry has been visiting fish depots cross country to ensure the proper standards were being adhered to.

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