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Advice to recreational fishers: Botany Bay

24 Mar 2014

NSW Primary Industries advises:

Recent heavy rain triggered the release of oily water into Botany Bay from Caltex's Kurnell Refinery on 24 March 2014.

As a precaution, recreational fishers should:

  • Avoid fishing in the actual spill area i.e. near the refinery and lower reaches of Botany Bay
  • Not collect marine life from the foreshore areas of Botany Bay, and
  • Not take fish that are dead or significantly impacted by the spill.

There are no food safety issues associated with fishing in Botany Bay provided people apply common sense and follow the advice provided on the Primary Industries website: