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Further event at the Sunland Fish Hatchery near Noosa

10 July 2009
Revised 14 July

The APVMA has been advised of a further event at the Sunland Fish Hatchery near Noosa where wild fish caught from the Noosa River produced embryos showing abnormal cell division.

Spray drift of agricultural chemicals from adjoining farms has been considered an unlikely cause.

The issue is being investigated and will be considered by the Noosa Fish Health Investigation Taskforce.

The APVMA will continue to liaise with the Taskforce.

For further comment contact:

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Media statement from the Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Rural and Regional Queensland - Taskforce to examine fresh case of Noosa fish abnormalities (external site).