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Friday 29 May 2020

Health warning for algal bloom in Swan and Canning Rivers lifted

​The Department of Health has issued an ALL CLEAR just in time for the long weekend, lifting the health warning on the consumption of shellfish, fish and crustaceans from designated areas of the Swan and Canning Rivers.

The warning has been in place due to the presence of toxic Alexandrium algae which produce toxins that can be bioaccumulated in shellfish, fish and crustaceans. If these animals are then ingested, a condition known as paralytic shellfish poisoning can result. For more information, visit the Department of Health website.

Thank you for your patience and good fishing! Please abide by all fishing rules and bag limits and if you see anything suspicious, report it to FishWatch on 1800 815 507.




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