Even though the Fisheries Commission and the Food and Drugs Authority says they have retrieved most of the melon-headed whales washed at shores of the the Axim-Bewire beach for burial, but it seems some of these whales are being dressed by fishmongers to be sold at the market.
Some fishmongers who were found dressing some of the dead whales for the market said they are ”ready to release them to the regulators but would need a refund of over GH5,000 spent in purchasing the dead whales.”
The Fisheries Commission on the other hand says, they have been able to retrieve about 30 of the 80 whales for burial.
The Fisheries Commission also says the preliminary investigations into the dead whales washed ashore on parts of Ghana’s coast shows that stress caused the mammals death.
“Our initial investigations have proven that the fishes died as a result of some stress factors. For the exact stress factors, we are still investigating.”