More non-native fish in Singapore waterways

While yet to gain foothold in forest streams in nature reserves, they're a threat to local wildlife: Experts

File photo of The Sunset Bridge, which connects the two sides of Rochor Canal.
File photo of The Sunset Bridge, which connects the two sides of Rochor Canal.PHOTO: ST FILE

More foreign fish are appearing in Singapore's waterways, with experts and conservationists warning that they pose a threat to local wildlife.

A recent viral video showed two boys fishing at Merlion Park, catching a peacock bass - a species native to South America - highlighting a problem which is believed to be widespread.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2018, with the headline 'More non-native fish in S'pore waterways'. Subscribe