EMA investigating dead fish in La Brea

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 13:15

The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) says it received reports of dead fish on the beaches of La Brea early this morning.

A statement form the EMA says that upon receipt of the report, the EMA dispatched its officers to investigate the sites, which confirmed that dead fish were observed at Carat Shed Beach and Point Sable Beach.

It says the dominant species of fish located on the shores was herring, mostly evident at Carat Shed Beach.

The fish discovered were in an advanced state of decomposition.

Two (2) dead pelicans also in an advanced state of decomposition were also observed.

The EMA says the Coordinator of the Disaster Management Unit (DMU) within the Siparia Regional Corporation, Hayden Alexander, was notified and continues to work along with the EMA and the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA).

The IMA has committed to working along with the EMA in respect of continued investigations.