Eastern Region: Over 100 tonnes of tilapia deaths recorded on fish farms

The affected farms include Amur Fisheries at Asikuma, Tropo farms located in Mpakadan, Vision 2000, West Africa Fish farms.

Poisonous Chinese tilapia destroyed

Officials of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week visited various fish farms in the region to supervise the mass burial.

Officials of NADMO and EPA visited some fish farms operating behind the Akosombo Dam.

In October this year, about 18 tonnes of tilapia have been destroyed at Asutuare.

The fish were brought into the country by some Chinese nationals. The tilapia are suspected to be poisonous.

Reports indicate that some women are already smuggling the poisonous tilapia into the market to sell.

The reports have put fear and panic in Ghanaians but President of the Ghana Aquaculture Association, Jennifer Sodji said Ghanaians should not panic over the matter.

However, the managers of the farm have refuted claims that the destroyed fishes were imported from China. They explained that they were bred locally.

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