A team comprising representatives of the Environmental Management Authority’s Emergency Response and Investigations Unit and the Institute of Marine Affairs headed by Dr Farahnaz Solomon, Fisheries Biologist conducted a site visit to the Mosquito Creek and environs to investigate reports of a fish kill.
Preliminary results indicate that this may be dumped fish.
However, water and sediment samples are being collected by the EMA for testing and the results will be made available upon receipt.
The area was surveyed by boat today and dead fish were observed close to shore from Gulf View to the mouth of the Godineau River.
The highest concentrations were observed off Mosquito Creek and at the mouth of the Godineau River.
Ninety nine percent of the dead fish observed were herrings (bait fish) approximately 4 inches in length.
Other species include mullet and blinch.
All specimens were in a moderate to advanced state of decomposition.
No dying fish were observed indicating that this is not an on-going event.