Cape Town beach goers and dog walkers have been cautioned to stay clear of the dead pufferfish that have been washing up onshore in False Bay and other areas in the past week.
Muizenberg beach is dotted with dead pufferfish. Beachgoers have been urged to steer clear of the fish as they may be…
In a statement, the City of Cape Town’s Coastal Management Department confirmed that the fish mortalities in False Bay, Muizenberg and Fish Hoek are the evil-eye pufferfish.
“The City advises that beachgoers and dog walkers stay clear from the washed up fish as it carries the neurotoxin tetradotoxin and should not be eaten,” read part of the statement.
The City's Coastal Management Department has confirmed that the fish mortalities in False Bay in the Muizenberg and Fish Hoek area is exclusively the evil-eye pufferfish (locally known as the ‘blaasop’).
— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) March 24, 2021
The City’s Solid Waste Department has been busy with the clean-up operation since Monday this week and is set to continue with this.
At least 70 bags of fish weighing 200kg have been removed so far.