- Some dolphins have been washed ashore the beaches of Upper Axim
- The cause of their death is unknown as many suspect sea poisoning
- This incident follows thousands of fishes washed ashore the beach of Osu in Accra
Shoals of dolphins have washed ashore of the coast of Brewire, a suburb of Upper Axim Traditional Area of the Nzema East Municipality.
The cause of their death is unknown as residents suspect they might have swallowed or eaten contaminated or poisonous substances.
Already, residents there have so far butchered 7 humpback and sold them off to fishmongers.
A resident, Raphael Eshun, told the media that some fisher folk could not wait for health workers to arrive at the scene before they could cash in on the situation.
“I saw more of the whales close to the seashore and and I think more of them would be washed ashore today and tomorrow. The whales are so many that they have changed the colour of the sea water in the area,” he narrated.
Earlier, the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly (KoKMA) at Osu in the Greater Accra Region is sounding the alarm against the eating of fish washed at shore on Friday morning.
Swathes of dead fishes spread across the shores of the Korle Klottey Constituency on Friday morning. Fish experts with the Fisheries Commission have said in a statement to KoKMA that the development could be caused by bacteria.
Already, some fish mongers are selling the fishes at unreasonably low prices across the markets as sales soar.
"We therefore advise the public against consuming of such fish, which comes various fish sizes and of a cheap price at sale," a fishmonger told the media.
So far, these fishes are being buried as community leaders announce against the consumption and sale of these fishes.
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