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NEPA concludes investigations into fish kill

Published Date: September 30, 2022

Attention: All News Editors

Kingston, Jamaica

 (30 September 2022)

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has concluded its investigations of the recent fish kill which occurred at the Dawkins Pond in St Catherine, on 21 September 2022. The Agency has surmised that the die-off of these fish was due to low oxygen levels in the water.

Further, the cause of the death of the fish is attributed to eutrophic conditions associated with an algal bloom and oxygen depletion following recent rainfall and the discharge of stormwater into a confined area of the Dawkins Pond.


For further information please contact:

Public Education and Corporate Communication Branch,

National Environment and Planning Agency; Tel: 876-754-7540; ext. 2759

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