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Fishing after Pasir Gudang Chemical Spillage?

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:34 am
by Limpeh
We know that there's a seriously illegal chemical disposal at pasir gudang in Malaysia. Looking at the map, it seems pretty near to eastern part of Singapore.

Just wondering what's your opinions on both
- the safe consumption of the fish import from Malaysia, and
- whether it is still generally good idea to go local offshore at Changi, or even Southern Island?

If you've experience it somehow, or familiar with the fishery farms in Malaysia, pls feel free to discuss and share with the community.


Re: Fishing after Pasir Gudang Chemical Spillage?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:17 am
by Peace
Personally, I would avoid fish species that are farmed altogether. They are bred in nets and have no where to run when the contaminated water reaches them. They may accumulate high levels of toxin in their body over time but not enough to kill them. Then you wonder if such live stock gets into the market undetected.

So if you're really worried about the issue, stop eating fish for the time being. If you do want to eat fish, avoid species that are farmed or those that don't move around much, ie groupers. Go for pelagic fishes or species that are more likely to be caught far out offshore.

I would still go fishing for sure, but only at the southern islands. I would avoid Ubin/Changi side.

Re: Fishing after Pasir Gudang Chemical Spillage?

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:41 pm
by Limpeh
Agree on fishing at southern only.

Just kinda unsure what fish comes from Malaysia and particular near the contaminated area. Will assume further north Malaysia will be ok but whatever we import may not be so far north since it's probably of higher cost.

Hard to totally avoid eating fish. If are to purchase fish from supermarket or wet market, what can we do to minimize the risk while choosing?

Re: Fishing after Pasir Gudang Chemical Spillage?

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:25 pm
by Peace
I would just avoid the common farmed species like Barramundi, Red Snapper and Groupers. You can try other fishes like mackerels, sea breams, scads, yellowtails and threadfins that are less likely bred.