1983 January: Dairy Plains River (Tas) Fish Kill. Pesticide: Chlorpyrifos

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Wildlife Research Management 1983

Information has been sought through the Secretary of the Australian Fisheries Council and the Secretary of CONCOM from all fish and wildlife agencies in Australia on incidents during the last 12 months where fish or wildlife are thought to have been effected adversely by the use or misuse of Agricultural chemicals.

(B) Reports effecting fish

6. Inland Fisheries Commission Tasmania

Two fish kills reported as follows:

(b) January 1983 – Dairy Plains River – Trout Killed – associated with the use of chlorpyrifos in spraying barley.