Townsville Bulletin VICTORIA NUGENT November 21, 2014
RESIDENTS are being warned to stay out of a freshwater lake at Fairfield Waters after a toxic blue-green algae killed 21 fish.
Water tests were carried out this week after a resident contacted Townsville City Council about the floating fish.
Deputy mayor Vern Veitch said algal blooms were common in the city’s lake during hot weather when water levels dropped.
The Australian Water Association is calling for abstract submissions worldwide to present at its premier international water conference & exhibition, Ozwater’15 in Adelaide next year.
The overarching theme for Ozwater’15 is ‘Water for Growth and Prosperity’. Themes include water recycling, management of water in food and beverage processing, management of water in mining, fuel, gas and power generation, health and safety, climate change and water security.
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ABC News 7 July 2014
Tasmanian shellfish growers will have to wait until Wednesday to hear if a harmful paralytic toxin, carried by algae, has spread.
ABC News 5 July 2014
Two oyster growers on Tasmania’s east coast have stopped production after the discovery of a shellfish toxin in the area.
People have been warned not to eat wild shellfish from the Great Oyster Bay area on the east coast and Norfolk Bay in Tasmania’s south. Health authorities discovered the potentially fatal toxin during routine testing. There have been no reports of anyone eating contaminated fish.
The toxins are from the same type of algal bloom that forced a worldwide recall of east coast mussels two years ago, costing the state $23 million.
Health warning issued over shellfish toxins in Great Oyster Bay and Norfolk Bay
16-17 July 2014; Olderfleet Building, 477 Collins Street Melbourne
This two-day event will provide updates on some exciting industry-funded and relevant research involving leading Australian and international teams.
The keynote speaker on day one is Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb. Also on day one is the second Extreme Event Hypothetical – a must for Industry decision-makers.
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ABC News 16 April 2014
Health authorities are urging people to be cautious around an algal bloom in a Bremer Bay (WA) waterway that has turned the water a bright orange colour.