Murray Cod Australia says no effect from Darling River fish deaths

12 January, 2019, 04:37 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • Farmers Rob Mc Bride and Dick Arnold have called for drastic action. Source Facebook Tolarno StationMore

Fish kills have been caused by a Low Dissolved Oxygen event associated with the rapid die off of an algal bloom along this section of the river. "They are often the only place with drinking water and so critical for wildlife such as kangaroos, parrots and pigeons".

The town of Menindee "stinks" and there are fears more fish will die as the water quality continues to worsen, local Kate McBride told AAP on Friday.

Dick Arnold and Rob McBride held up two massive fish as they accused the government and cotton growers for the "man made environmental disaster" which they said made them feel like crying.

"It's devastating to see the hundreds of thousands of fish killed earlier this week and we believe this is one of the largest fish kills ever seen", Mr Blair later said in a statement.

Upriver the basin is about 20% full but in the lower Darling River levels are as low as 5%, a spokeswoman for the Murray Darling Basin Authority said. "Without more water available to flow through the system, it is possible more fish will die during summer".

NSW Labor confirmed that it would seek to overturn the plan - supported by all basin state governments and the Morrison government - to effectively decommission the Menindee Lakes System.

"Coupled with the extensive drought and the simple fact there has been little-to-no rain, the release of water from the lakes has exacerbated the conditions leading to these fish deaths". He added the SDL project at Menindee, which aims to save 105 gigalitres a water a year, must proceed.

Trump floats "path to citizenship" for H-1B visa holders
What it means for tech: Big tech companies apply for H-1B visas on behalf of foreign-born workers to fill their talent shortages. Donald Trump campaigned for president on a promise to crack down on immigrants, who he said took jobs away from USA citizens.


Thai police: Saudi asylum seeker is flying to Canada
Though her asylum case has moved at lightning speed, the mystery over which country will accept Ms al-Qunun remains. She also opened up about living with her family in Saudi Arabia , describing it as hard as she had no freedom.


Dozens of Seals Were Trapped Ashore in a City in Canada
People are there every day on snowmobiles stopping and looking at them, and the animals, they won't move from you", he said in an interview Monday.


"On the Barwon-Darling, the impact on cotton production is even more devastating with zero hectares of cotton being grown in Bourke this season, down from 4,000 hectares the year before", the general manager of Cotton Australia, Michael Murray, said. "You would blow up the [Murray-Darling Basin] Plan".

The Board at Murray Cod Australia (ASX:MCA) says their fish stocks have not been affected by the recent fish deaths on the Darling River.

But it is former Green now independent MP Jeremy Buckingham's hilarious reaction during a Facebook video that is drawing all the attention, for the wrong reasons.

That's not to say Murray Cod Australia hasn't experienced its own disastrous codtastrophe.

A video of people holding up the dead fish from the latest incident has gone viral as local farmers and the community blame the state government's mismanagement of the Murray-Darling Basin.

"It should be inconceivable that a $13 billion water reform developed in response to drought has failed at its first drought", she said.

Peter Hannam writes on environment issues for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Recommended:



Popular

Driver crashed into another car while participating in the 'Bird Box Challenge'
These actions inspired Netflix to release a statement, urging people not to put themselves in danger with the viral challenge . She then skidded into the other lanes and hit another vehicle , a light pole and a sound wall.

Trump denies knowledge of Manafort's alleged contact with suspected ex-Russian agent
Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russian Federation and criticized Mueller's ongoing probe as a "witch hunt". Instead, they said, they would be open to resolving the matter during pre-sentencing reports.

New software can track down users who share Netflix accounts illegally
Streaming services such as Netflix are able to pay for access to Synamedia's initiative that will grant them the data in question. A new technology has been released today that may turn into a wake up call for many of us who use services like Netflix .

Derby County: Leeds United contacted over training ground 'spy'
Derby claim the man is an employee of their Championship promotion rivals, who play each other on Friday evening. Manager Frank Lampard stopped training until the incident had been resolved.

SNAPSHOT: First Direct Evidence Stars Like Our Sun Turn Into Crystals
For the first time astronomers have directly observed evidence of white dwarf stars solidifying into giant crystals. The majority of the stars in the Universe, like the Sun, are moderate in size and they fade away silently.

Virat Kohli says team doesn’t agree with Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul views
The worrying aspect is Dhoni's strike-rate of 71.42, which is remarkably lower than his ODI career strike-rate of 87.89. Dhoni had an off-colour 2018, managing 275 runs in 20 ODIs at an average of 25 without a half-century.

Woman suddenly can't hear any male voices overnight
According to the World Health Organization , around 466 million people across the world are affected by some kind of hearing loss. Reports claim that the woman was suffering from nausea and ringing in her ears the night before she woke up with this conditon.

US cancer death rate hits milestone
However, this age group now represents one-third of all male cancer survivors and one-fourth of all female cancer survivors. However, in adults under the age of 55 years, there was an increase of about 2% in new cases per year since the mid-1990s.

Bihar Court Orders FIR Against the Accidental Prime Minister Team
The court had admitted the case and fixed 8 January to hear the case in the Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate court. Said to be a film based on the former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the film is a biopic. "Dr.

Sergio Busquets: Barcelona suffered for sleeping in first 20 minutes
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has offered support to Philippe Coutinho after their Copa del Rey defeat at Levante .