Regulators missing pollution’s effect on marine life, study finds

29th Apr, 2021

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Dead fish washed up in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in February this year – a phenomenon blamed on the dumping of chemicals in the Ébrié lagoon by large local companies. Photograph: Legnan Koula/EPA

Increasing chemical and plastic pollution are “significant” contributors to the decline of fish and other aquatic organisms, yet their impact is being missed by regulators, according to a report by environmentalists.

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