M Clarke, South Golden Beach So Mr Lyon, obviously there’s no need to hold anybody to account for the death of thousands of animals? Or for acting contrary to licences and established best management practices? It should never have happened. It... Read More →
Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I find it extraordinary that Greens Mayor Richardson considers that I should apologise for trying to put the record straight about killing over 12.4 tonnes of large fish (many tonnes washed out to sea) and innumerable small fish... Read More →
In a little northern NSW coastal town last Thursday, local governance persevered. Nine elected Byron Shire councillors and executive Council staff held court in the Mullum chambers. So what did they say, and what was approved?
Significant fish kills in both the Ballina and Tweed areas have come about because of the recent flooding say council reps.
A citizens lottery, how to manage the shire’s rubbish, recycling, and estuaries (fish kill, anyone?), one step closer to water sensitive urban design and bike plans.
The NSW Environment Protection Agency (EPA) have dismissed claims by residents that the pumping of water from a Council water pump excavation in Byron Bay resulted in a large-scale pollution and fish kill event in the Belongil Creek in late February 2019.
In the lagoon, the pace of winter life during the long dry seems pretty settled. The growth of small estuarine prawns slows down. Bream now five years old are grown up, itching for saltwater and their winter spawn.
Byron Shire Council (BSC) staff used the phrase ‘natural event’ to describe the recent fish kill that saw thousands of fish die in Belongil Creek. How natural was it?
Following the recent large fish kill and pollution in Belongil Creek, Byron Council staff say the NSW EPA test results ‘confirm that iron bacteria was present in the estuary water’.
Mystery surrounds a large fish kill event following unknown pollution entering Belongil Creek early last week. A local resident says he 'hasn't seen anything like it in 21 years'.
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.