Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Elliott Full of Dead Fish; All Sorts of Fish Found Dead in River

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Elliott Full of Dead Fish; All Sorts of Fish Found Dead in River

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Byline: Emma Reid emma.reid@news-mail.com.au

A LARGE fish kill in the Elliott River has sparked concerns from a local grandfather and fishermen.

During the weekend Jett Christensen found a variety of dead fish, from mullet, bream, flathead and even a shovel nose shark dead throughout the mangroves and in the water.

He is concerned the fish may have been poisoned and is worried for the safety of people who may eat them.

Not only this but he wants answers about why the fish died.

Last week, a large amount of rain hit the region and a number of areas became flooded.

But, the 19-year-old's grandfather, Graham Christensen said he had never seen anything like it.

"Before you, ask I don't think it's flood related," he said.

"Jett took photos and samples of the fish to the department.

"We want to know if it's safe to fish and swim in the water."

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection said it received reports of the fish kill at the Elliott River. …

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