The Environmental Management Authority and the Institute of Marine Affairs are investigating the cause of hundreds of dead fish washing ashore in the coastal areas along the Gulf of Paria, namely Mosquito Creek.
The dead fish which is said to comprise of juvenile herring, mullet and catfish.
EMA Corporate Communications Manager, Mario Singh in a media release today stated that additional support is being given by the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory of the Animal Production and Health Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries.
The EMA also responded to reports of fish from the incidents being collected and attempted to be sold by individuals.
It has alerted the Ministry of Health and the County Medical Officers of Health, especially in the Victoria County, of these reports and is calling for surveillance and preventative measures to be implemented as there is no definitive cause of the fish kills at this time.