Fish kills in NSW

Updated: December 2023

All fish kills are potentially significant and should be investigated as thoroughly and as soon as possible.

The Fish Kill Protocol for investigating and reporting fish kills provides information on:

  • notification procedures
  • initial assessment
  • field investigation
  • collection and analysis of samples
  • reporting of laboratory analysis
  • media contact
  • fish kill database
  • Contacts

The Fish kill notification and associated investigation report forms are provided. This document lists the information that is needed about a fish kill and should be filled out with as much detail as possible.