Attention Pet Owners - Dead Blowfish on Beaches!

Published on Wednesday, 17 January 2024 at 2:24:58 PM

Advice from DPIRD:

High temperatures, low tides, shallow water and decomposing sea wrack may have resulted in low dissolved oxygen levels, leading to blowfish deaths on local beaches.

Pet owners should take particular care to prevent pets from eating the washed-up blowfish. Blowfish toxicity can be life-threatening to pets. Therefore, immediate veterinary attention should be sought if you notice your pet having contact with or eating a blowfish.

Please immediately report fish kills to DPIRD via the FishWatch 24/7 reporting service on 1800 815 507 so they can follow up.

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