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Australia: Experts Investigate Death of Scores of Catfash Found in Boyne River


By Stephanie Fitzpatrick, ABC News – “The State Government is investigating the death of scores of catfish found in the Boyne River, south of Gladstone in central Queensland.

Staff from Queensland’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) have been inspecting more than 100 dead catfish found at the mouth of the Boyne River earlier this week.

The cause of death is unknown.

Tannum Sands resident John Mikkelson says he has seen dozens of the fish washing up in the past week.

‘Some of the ones I’ve seen are very emaciated and have white ulceration on the sides, yet others appear quite healthy,’ he said.

Local seafood processor Ted Whittingham says he has counted almost 200 dead catfish near the river in the past few days.” Read more.

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