1983: Timbarra River (Vic). Lower fish numbers. Pesticide: 2,4-D?

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

7. Fisheries and Wildlife Division Victoria

The following fish kills have been reported:

(c) Timbara River – scarcity of trout in lower areas claimed to be due to spraying 2,4-D to control blackberries. Survey showed healthy populations in forested area and much smaller populations in lower areas. Inconclusive results.