NEA Initiates Investigation into Mysterious Mass Fish Deaths at Sembawang Beach

SINGAPORE: The discovery of numerous dead fish washed ashore at Sembawang Beach has sparked an investigation by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the National Parks Board (NParks). Concerned visitors alerted authorities to the situation, prompting swift action to address the issue.

NEA has taken immediate steps to clean up the beach, with service providers tasked to remove the dead fish. Additionally, NEA personnel are conducting water quality tests to determine the cause of the mass fish deaths. Water samples are being collected for detailed analysis to identify potential pollutants or contaminants. Continuous monitoring of the water quality in the affected area will take place over the coming days to track any changes and address them promptly.

The identified species of the deceased fish is the Hilsa Kelee, commonly found in Singaporean waters and known to feed on plankton. Although not considered endangered or rare, the sudden mass mortality has raised concerns among environmentalists and the public.

NEA and NParks are working together to investigate the root cause of the incident, specifically focusing on identifying environmental factors or external influences that may have led to the mass fish deaths. The Singapore Food Agency has also joined the collaborative effort.

The investigation into the mysterious mass fish deaths at Sembawang Beach remains ongoing as authorities strive to unravel the cause of this environmental concern.