More non-native fish in Singapore waterways

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

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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'. Print Edition | Subscribe