The Tinian Department of Lands and Natural Resources is advising the general public to avoid any consumption of the Blue Banded Surgeon Fish (Hiyuk). The department said there have been reports of dead hiyuk along the shoreline of Masalok Beach to Lamlam Beach.
According to resident department head Richard DLC Farrell, biologists will be arriving to conduct an investigation on the incident. He advised that the general public refrain from consuming hiyuk until further notice.
For more information, call 433-1408/1400. (PR)