South Yunderup fish death response underway
Released 26 Jun 2017
The Department of Water and Department of Fisheries are currently responding to reports of dead fish in the Murray River between Ravenswood and South Yunderup.
An investigation is underway and departmental officers have collected water, fish and phytoplankton samples for analysis.
Black bream and Perth herring have been affected and an estimate of fish deaths will be released once initial investigations are complete.
Officers are continuing to monitor the situation and will collect further samples as required.
Contact with dead fish should be avoided and the Department of Health advises against eating or handling fish found in these circumstances, or recreating in waterways during a fish kill or algal event.
The departments greatly appreciate the support and assistance of the community and encourage people to continue reporting any fish deaths to the Department of Fisheries FishWatch on 1800 815 507.
Contact: Sarah Lau
Phone: (08) 6364 7549 / 0414 507 739