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Govt Urged to Monitor Distribution of Fish Polluted by Heavy Metals

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Boiled green mussels are ready to be peeled by fishermen in Muara Angke, Pluit, Penjaringan, North Jakarta, on Saturday (23/02/2019). At present the price of peeled green mussels from Jakarta Bay at the fisherman level is Rp 25,000 per kilogram.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS – Heavy metal pollution in Jakarta Bay has made local marine animals unsafe to eat. Apart from resolving the pollution at its source, the government is urged to protect consumers by monitoring the distribution of marine products from the area as heavy metals could cause cancer if consumed.

Bogor Agricultural University’s (IPB) Etty Riani cited the findings of her years-long research in her inaugural lecture on Saturday (23/2/2019) as an ecobiology professor at IPB’s school of fishery and maritime science.

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