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Unwanted fish 'should not be dumped'

Unwanted fish 'should not be dumped'

People are being reminded not to simply dump any unwanted fish in wild water bodies.

Individuals who find they have too many fish for their aquariums should not simply dump the animals in other bodies of water.

The reminder follows a haul of approximately 3,000 goldfish that were taken from a dam on the Wilyabrup Brook in Western Australia, reported by the Margaret River Mail.

As a result of the haul, the Cape to Cape Catchments Group urged people to dispose of their unwanted goldfish properly.

Various other species of fish are also dumped in waterways, and as a result, the natural ecosystem can be affected.

Some people choose to dump their fish because they have become too big for a tank, or because they have too many of them.

Drew McKenzie, a Rivercare officer who worked to remove the unwanted goldfish, told the new provider that no frogs or tadpoles were found at the site, giving an indication of the impact on the natural environment that dumping such animals can cause.

Posted by Olivia Rose
 
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Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011, 3:37pm
 

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