The Ministry of Health and Wellness is urging the public to stop fishing within the Graeme Hall Swamp, until further notice.
The Graeme Hall swamp is Barbados’ largest wetland ecosystem. It is an important natural resource and its maintenance, including its fish population, is necessary to protect public health.
According to Environmental Health Specialist, Steve Daniels, “the aquatic life plays a critical role in mosquito control, which is important for protecting residents and visitors to the south coast of the island from mosquito-borne diseases”.
In light of the ongoing rehabilitation of this important site, the public is also asked to refrain from removing fish or flora from the area, and to observe and adhere to all signage erected.