Fishing communities have been cautioned by the Rivers State Government against eating or selling dead fishes found floating along Bonny and Andoni shores in the state.
The announcement was made available by the state’s Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Igbiks Tamuno, during an emergency meeting on Thursday.
According to him, the fishes may constitute danger if consumed since the cause of their death was yet to be ascertained. .
The commissioner promised that the Ministry would carry out full scale investigation to unravel the actual cause of death of the fishes.
The affected fish species is croaker aka ‘Broke Marriage,’ and the banks of many riverine communities in Rivers State have been littered with them.