More than 1,500kg of evil eye puffer fish removed in False Bay

Thousands of fish mysteriously washed ashore, prompting the city to begin a mass cleanup and issue a warning against puffer fish consumption for dogs or humans due to their toxicity.

2021-04-15 04:22:00 PM

Thousands of fish mysteriously washed ashore, prompting the city to begin a mass cleanup and issue a warning against puffer fish consumption for dogs or humans due to their toxicity.

Thousands of fish mysteriously washed ashore, prompting the city to begin a mass cleanup and issue a warning against puffer fish consumption for dogs or humans due to their toxicity.

However, the department has discounted this theory due to the high volumes of puffer fish washouts.“Scientists are now discounting this and considering other causes. Samples of fish have been taken and tests are being conducted. At the moment, the city can therefore not confirm the exact cause of the mortalities,” said Nieuwoudt.

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TheTimesLIVEon Wednesday it had treated at least 10 dogs who had come into contact with the toxic fish, with more having received treatment from other facilities in the city. It confirmed one fatality.The hospital issued a warning to dog owners urging them to keep the animals leashed when on the beach or avoid beaches altogether until it's safe to go there again.

Nieuwoudt also warned that the puffer fish carried the neurotoxin tetrodotoxin and should not be eaten. Thesays tetrodotoxin causes paralysis of body muscles and can be fatal. Read more: Times LIVE »

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