This replica nawi, unlike the bark canoe at the Maritime Museum, is oversized and made of steel. It is moored at a cove at Barangaroo, the inner city place named after a Cammeraygal woman.
Thousands of fish have been killed at Tallow Creek in Byron Bay in what is blamed on locals again interfering with the natural flow of the waterway.
Tweed Shire Council has thrown more than $750,000 into the pot in an attempt to improve water quality of the Western Drainage Scheme at Banora Point.
The opposition yesterday criticised the state government in parliament for failing to take action over the cause of continuing fish kills in the Richmond River catchment over recent years.
Tweed Shire Council says regular testing has ruled out pesticides, sewerage overflows and algal blooms as causes for a fish kill has tested the water regularly since the first evidence of a fish kill at the downstream end of Vintage Lakes on April 1.
Dan Bode, Byron Bay. The carpark cranks at MEMA and the NSW DPI now celebrate three Tallow Creek fish kills in four years. This amounts to five blackwater events since the marine park was mandated to ‘protect’ the Tallow Creek Special Purpose Zone in 2006.
Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. The recent fish kill in the Tallow Creek estuary highlights the problems that this Intermittently Closed and Open Lakes and Lagoon (ICOLL) faces, the willingness of people to interfere with natural systems on their whims, and a callous disregard for the killing of hundreds of fish.
Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads. Byron Shire Council staffer Wayne Bertram has reported to the EPA that because the water level in Tallow Creek was lowered the water became deoxidized thus resulting in a significant fish kill.
Jo Faith, Newtown. Fish kills are very serious and their source needs to be investigated. In a metaphorical sense this is the oceanic ‘canary in the coalmine’ factor. Toxic waters can affect the brain and sight of living organisms (humans included).
Suzie Deyris, Byron Bay. On the morning of Tuesday November 18 I was dismayed to see a large number of dead fish along the tide line of Main Beach. I am wondering if anyone knows what caused the fish kill.