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Recreational fishers urge authorities to act on contaminated, imported prawns being used as bait

February 16, 2017 - Aquaculture News, News-Asia
Recreational fishers urge authorities to act on contaminated, imported prawns being used as bait

Recreational fishing lobby group Sunfish Queensland has backed industry calls for a recall of imported prawns from retail outlets after it was revealed more than half of product tested was contaminated with white spot disease.

TheĀ importation of green prawns into Australia was suspended in January, but prawn farmers have accused the Federal Government of failing in its duty of care to protect the industry becauseĀ diseased prawns are still being sold.

Sunfish technical adviser Barry Pollock said a lack of awareness among anglers about the dangers of spreading white spot was putting the environment and aquaculture industry at risk.

Full Article at ABC Rural News