Mauritius’ fisheries ministry bans fish sales from polluted lagoon

Mauritius’ fisheries service has restricted the deal and utilization of fish and seafood trapped in a south-eastern tidal pond after samples from the territory returned positive tests for hints of hydrocarbons.
Around 1,000 tons of oil spilled into an asylum for uncommon untamed life after the Japanese-claimed transport MV Wakashio struck a coral reef on 25 July.

The National Coast Guard and the Fisheries Protection Services are cooperating to guarantee nonstop reconnaissance and ensure that no fishing happens in the influenced zone, the service said.
A subsequent meeting to dissent at the specialists’ treatment of the gigantic oil slick is booked for 12 September in Mahebourg.


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