Surprisingly some dead fishes were found at he beaches of Osu Castle Beach on Friday, April 2,2021. Similarily, over 600 other dead fishes believed to be whales were also found a the shore of Axim-Bewire beach in the Nzema East Municipality last Sunday, April 4, 2021 .

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Many fishermen and women and other residents picked some of the fishes up either for consumption or commercialization. The Food and Drugs Authority( FDA) upon hearing and going to the various shores has warned the general public not to consume such undeclared health status of such fishes as investigations and laboratory testing have commenced in earnest.

The FDA in collaboration with the other state apparatus or agencies are going round the  markets in general especially the affected areas like Osu Mandela market in the Korle-Klottey Municipal Assembly and Axim to ensure compliance.

Any sellers or consumers of such fishes will be severely dealt with if found culpable.This was contained in a statement released by the FDA.

“The FDA in collaboration with other state agencies have been engaged in investigating and addressing the matter of various species of fishes washed ashore on some beaches since Friday, 2nd April 2021. While laboratory investigations are ongoing, the Authority warns the general public to desist from consuming the fish washed ashore in view of the potential risk to health and safety.”

“To prevent the washed-ashore fish from entering into the food chain, FDA inspection teams have been dispatched to fish markets including the Osu Mandela market in the Korle-Klottey Municipal Assembly.”

“The FDA in collaboration with other state agencies have been engaged in investigating and addressing the matter of various species of fishes washed ashore on some beaches since Friday, 2nd April 2021. While laboratory investigations are ongoing, the Authority warns the general public to desist from consuming the fish washed ashore in view of the potential risk to health and safety,” part of the statement read.

 

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