Rivers State Government cautions fishing communities over massive death of fishes


The Government of Rivers State has cautioned fishing communities against eating or selling dead fishes found floating in rivers of Finima in Bonny LGA and Oyorokoto in Andoni LGA.

Rivers state Commissioner for Environment, Dr Igbiks Tamuno, called on the people living in the affected communities not to eat dead fishes as the ministry would carry out full scale investigation to ascertain the actual cause of the death.

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The affected fish species is croaker, popularly known as ‘Broke Marriage’ and called ‘Onah’ in Ibani dialect.

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