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Fish kills in NSW

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

The Fish Kill Protocol 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. These 2 pages list the information that is needed about a fish kill and should be filled out with as much detail as possible.