The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development has announced that it is working hard to unravel the cause of death of some fishes that were washed ashore at Osu and Axim.
In a press release dated April 4, the Ministry revealed that a team from the Fish Health Unit has visited the scene after receiving reports on April 3, of some dead fishes found at the shore of the Osu-Castle Beach and Axim beach.
The statement also indicated that “seawater samples and fish samples have been collected to carry out examinations on the fish gills.”
“Other historical examinations will be conducted to carry out any pathological cause,” it added.
Also, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned Ghanaians against purchasing strange fishes at the market after the death of more than 60 dolphin look-alike mammals, and large numbers of different species of fish.
These fishes were washed ashore along the coasts of Axim-Beware in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region, Osu in the Greater Accra Region and Keta in the Volta Region.
The officials of the EPA says they will take samples of the fishes and begin investigations into what led to the death.