More On The Toxic Fish At Orote

The PDN ran a good background article on the history of the polluted waters off Orote Point and the continuing ban on eating fish from the area. The paper also ran an article on the impacts the ban has on local fish mongerers. Most offered up assurances that they do not fish in local waters. I don’t doubt those claims, the waters off Guam are not exactly abundant in fish after years of extensive harvesting. But I wonder about the conditions in Palau or the Philippines, where most of the fish sold in local markets is procured.