More than 60 dolphin look-alike mammals, and large numbers of different species of fish have washed ashore along the coasts of Axim-Bewire in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region, Osu in the Greater Accra Region and Keta in the Volta Region in the last two days.
The fears of the Environmental officers are that many of these species of fish and sea mammals did not wash shore alive but dead and samples have to be taken for laboratory analysis.
Currently, Marine Police Unit of the Ghana Police Service and the Fisheries Commission are heading to the scene to help contain the situation and if possible retrieve them from those processing it.
Meanwhile, a statement issued by the Fisheries Commission on Sunday, April 4, 2021 said information got to the commission about the incident on Saturday , April 3, 2021, in the evening, in respect of the fish mortalities sighted at the Osu Castle Beach.
The statement from the commission issued by the Executive Director of the Fisheries Commission, Michael Arthur-Dadzie said a team from the Fish Health Unit and the Fisheries Scientific Survey Division of the Fisheries Commission was despatched to the area.