From “success” to carnage – Victoria’s barramundi fish exploits – all for the sake of fishers.

So, about November last year, they put out some barramundi for people to go fishing and called it a great success… (see previous post –

https://thefishvet.com/2016/12/28/wild-tropical-ornamental-fish-and-barramundi-in-the-middle-of-temperate-victoria-in-cooling-ponds-of-hazelwood-power-station/).

Now the ponds are no longer warmed by the power station, and there has been mass deaths of thousands of barramundi.

Remarkably, a spokesman for Victoria Fisheries still described the manipulation of mother nature a success.

I wonder how the mass fish kill has affected water quality and the local environment; and whether fishermen have been recruited to help with the clean-up process.

I can predict these animals will develop skin sores and fungal infections, and all die out before long.

Read more here – http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/tragic-mass-nt-barra-carnage/news-story/6239a8f38f2aa01f7595b705a5c7a5d5


Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory.

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | SYDNEY | TOWNSVILLE | BRIBIE ISLAND.
THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
Web: http://www.thefishvet.com.au

Ph: +61 421 822 383

Mail: PO Box 5164, East Victoria Park, WA 6981, Australia.

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