Pond Fish could be Poisonous; Residents requested to refrain from consuming pond fish

The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) is advising residents not to consume any fish from the country’s ponds.
The Nature Foundation on Thursday sent out an alert for a possible tilapia fish die off in the Great Salt Pond anticipated in the coming days.
In the past observations have been made of individuals catching fish from the Salt Pond for possible human consumption.
According to the Collective Prevention Service (CPS), a department from Ministry VSA, the Salt Pond fish could be poisonous and residents should refrain from eating fish from the Salt Pond or Fresh Water Pond.
Fish poisoning symptoms can occur anywhere from two to 12 hours after eating fish. Symptoms include: abdominal cramps, diarrhea (severe and watery), nausea and vomiting.
Residents and other persons are strongly advised to leave the fish, do not take them home to cook as the fish are not fit for human consumption.