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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.

Ministry of Health issues guidelines for buying fish

The Ministry of Health has issued guidelines for the purchase of fish and fish products.

It comes amid fears that dead fish found in the Gulf of Paria have made their way to the markets.

The following are the guidelines:

"Whether you're buying fresh water fish or an ocean fish, a flat fish or a round one, there are some common indicators of freshness:

• The eyes should be clear, bright, and slightly bulging. If they are cloudy or sunk into the fish's head, take a pass on that one.

• The gills should be bright red.

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