VICTORIAN FISHERIES AUTHORITY - MALLACOOTA FISH KILL A NATURAL OCCURENCE

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VICTORIAN FISHERIES AUTHORITY - MALLACOOTA FISH KILL A NATURAL OCCURENCE

Postby fishingvic » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:11 pm

VICTORIAN FISHERIES AUTHORITY - MALLACOOTA FISH KILL A NATURAL OCCURENCE

Media release
Wednesday 8 August 2018
MALLACOOTA FISH KILL A NATURAL OCCURENCE
The minor fish kill currently impacting Mallacoota’s lower lake is likely a natural occurrence
caused by environmental conditions in the inlet, which has been closed since November last
year.
Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) CEO Travis Dowling said sand whiting were most
affected although numbers of dead fish were low and varied day to day depending on
prevailing weather.
“Long-time locals suggest bream and luderick may also be vulnerable, but there are no signs
of those species being affected currently,” Mr Dowling said.
“Marine species like sand whiting are more susceptible to low oxygen levels, elevated
salinity and cool water temperatures of a closed inlet, unlike estuarine species that have
evolved to better cope with such conditions.”
“Affected fish may show symptoms including red spots or ulcers on their skin and reddening
of their gills. Some schools of whiting have been observed behaving unusually in the
shallows.
“We are urging recreational anglers not to eat dead or dying fish, or use them as bait.
Mr Dowling said liaison with other natural resource agencies such as the East Gippsland
Catchment Management Authority, the Environment Protection Agency and Parks Victoria
suggested opening the inlet’s entrance would not help the situation and could make things
worse.
“The estuary needs to open naturally following good rain, which will flush the entire system.
Opening the estuary at its current low water level risks losing the top layer of more
oxygenated water and leaving the cooler water behind.”
Mr Dowling said the VFA had sent dead fish away for testing and would continue to do so if
more species became affected.
“We have Fisheries Officers monitoring the situation, talking to people on the ground about
what they’re seeing and keeping the broader community informed about the latest
happenings.”
Media contact: Mel Curtis 0402 001 853



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Postby ducky » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:36 pm

Bloody labor, liberals and the greens!

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Postby benders » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:29 pm

Spot on ducky. Funny.

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Postby 4liters » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:33 pm

ducky wrote:Bloody labor, liberals and the greens!

You forgot the Nats and One Nation
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm

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Postby deathray » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:41 pm

4liters wrote:
ducky wrote:Bloody labor, liberals and the greens!

You forgot the Nats and One Nation

You also forgot to include a thousand word justification I can’t be bothered reading.

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Postby 4liters » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:10 am

deathray wrote:
4liters wrote:
ducky wrote:Bloody labor, liberals and the greens!

You forgot the Nats and One Nation

You also forgot to include a thousand word justification I can’t be bothered reading.


Here ya go

Farm succession plans are definitely something that still can be done many accountancy firms advertise to assist bream in the transition they are definitely not non existent plenty of accounting firms offer these services to bream. Still the previous link I shared for family farms is still relevant even if there has been changes to the way a farm succession can be structured even though the value of land being so high creates other issues such as what sibling takes control or is it divided up etc estate matters that a lot of families and small business owners face just farm land is of a higher value.

The $1 a litre for milk price is just wrong but unfortunately you reap what you sow when it comes to this. Since 2000/2001 when dairy bream deregulated their industry so their was no longer a set price for milk replacing it with prices set by market force. This was done to try and increase profits little did they know the market was due to have international competition. This whole situation has shown that bream are no longer immune to international competitors like a lot of our other industries.

How do we evaluate the biggest contributing industries in Australia? According to the ABS a number of industries Employed more people than agriculture but the Agriculture industry contributed more in sale service and income with healthcare a close second. I believe forestry and fishing contribute to the Agriculture industries figures.

We know that a bream can not predict the weather or if the land is over utilised but when there are conflicting reports which suggest some bream prepared better than others or why theres questions that need to be answered doesn't mean people shouldn't donate but our government needs to evaluate every situation on it's individual basis.

This still does not address the question of the farm deposit management scheme and whether the 6 billion in funds nationally can be used by any of the drought effected bream or whether they contributed to the scheme in better years. If theres money to be used by bream their why isn't it being used their is a provision for droughts.

Not going to fire any more questions for now as that is probably alot but I still think bream are another cog in society and not just one massive entity. We need food, electricity, shelter, drinking water, healthcare, transport of food, shipping and custom checks of food and other produces, disposal of waste, sewage etc they are all cogs in the system all equally important and the majority of society contribute. Bream are doing it tough like many others are be sympathetic to who you feel needs a helping hand it's the Aussie way and a great gesture. Others who recognise that bream aren't the only people suffering in society are fair in their acknowledgement of others its not a competition times are tough for many.
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm



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Postby CarlG » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:49 am

So it's all Purple's fault then.?
Knew it, bloody bream fishos.
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Postby DougieK » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:05 am

The blue oyster bar are running a special deal, every time you order a mohito they donate $1 to struggling bream fishos.
16/17 Comp total 64cm

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Postby purple5ive » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:47 am

FFS cant even be a popular Bream fisherman without getting dragged into the gutters, wash your mouths out you filthy pigs..

ps wheres the blue oyster bar located, ive got plenty of alcoholic mates id like to take there and get some new lures in return..
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Postby purple5ive » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:50 am

Its been fishing pretty bad since the mouth has been closed since november last year. at the vicbream event just passed the regulars did mention its been tougher than normal.
it needs to be naturally opened, which means lots of rain and doesnt look like that will happen anytime soon.
supposedly opening it manually isnt going to help, otherwise would have been done by someone with an excavator by now, or blow it up with some dynamite like the do at bemm.
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