Is it safe to eat fish from Parramatta River?

NSW Health advises people to contact their doctor if they are concerned about consumption of fish from Sydney Harbour/Parramatta River. The risk is considered low.

Can you eat the fish in Parramatta River?

Recreational fishing in the Harbour has not been banned, but fishers are urged to follow dietary advice on the consumption of seafood from the Sydney Harbour, Parramatta River and other connected tidal waterways. … No fish or crustaceans caught west of the Sydney Harbour Bridge should be eaten.

Can you eat fish from Cronulla?

A lot of anglers say they have hooked onto the Pigfish when fishing for Snapper. Baits used include pilchards, fresh cuttlefish, squid, and prawn. The Pigfish is excellent to eat. Some people put the Pigfish in their Top 5 all-time fish to eat.

Is it safe to eat fish from Hawkesbury River?

EPA says Hawkesbury River fish consumption remains unchanged by RAAF Base Richmond PFAS contamination.

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What fish can you catch in Sydney?

Common Types of Fish in Sydney

  • Flathead.
  • Trevally.
  • Salmon.
  • Snapper.
  • Bream.
  • Parrot Fish.
  • Red Rock Cod.
  • Australian Bass.


Are there sharks in Parramatta River?

“It is not uncommon to find sharks in tributaries around Sydney Harbour and Lane Cove and Parramatta rivers such as the bull shark which was caught recently in the Georges River,” a spokeswoman said.

Are there sharks in Sydney Harbour?

Hooked through the face this giant 2.7m long bull shark was found in Sydney Harbour close to where kayakers enjoy a paddle or boozed up partygoers leap from boats. The shark was captured by the Department of Primary Industries, which spends millions each year keeping Sydney safe from sharks.

What is the best eating fish in Australia?

Top 5 Fish to Enjoy in Australia

  • Barramundi. Barramundi is native from the waters of Northern Australia, going all the way up to Southeast Asia and then going west to India and Sri Lanka coastal waster. …
  • Snapper. …
  • Blue Mackerel. …
  • Flat Head. …
  • King George Whiting.

Can you fish at Cronulla Beach?

Botany Bay, Port Hacking, Cronulla Beach and surrounding waterways provide a wide range of fishing opportunities from beach or jetty fishing to the more adventurous rock and boat fishing.

Can you fish at Kurnell Beach?

Fishing. You can go fishing in Botany Bay from foreshore areas. A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

What fish is in the Hawkesbury?

Put your fishing skills to the test, with mulloway aka jewfish, kingfish, bream, bass, tailor, and salmon present in the Hawkesbury river.

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Where can I fish at Wisemans Ferry?

Wisemans Ferry is well known for catching flathead, mainly around the lower Wisemans Ferry area, around 5kms downstream from Wisemans Ferry. The keen fisherman loves fishing from Singleton Road, Wisemans Ferry because bream are very attracted to this area.

Can you fish at yarramundi?

At Yarramundi, anglers have an easy walk from the car park and can fish from the bank for carp and mullet and bass. At the height of Summer the lagoon at Yarramundi is pretty choked with weed but the faster flowing waters on the eastern side of the river are better it’s pretty straightforward to paddle upstream.

What is the rarest fish in Australia?

Red Handfish (Thymichthys politus) are found only off south east Tasmania and until last week only one remaining population of around 20-40 individuals had been identified.

Australia’s Top 20 Seafoods in 2013

  • Farmed Atlantic Salmon, 43,989 tonnes.
  • Wild-caught prawns, 18,596 tonnes.
  • Oysters, 15,745 tonnes.
  • Wild-caught tuna, 7,554 tonnes.
  • Wild-caught shark, 6,003 tonnes.
  • Wild-caught crab, 5,090 tonnes.
  • Farmed Barramundi, 4,498 tonnes.
  • Wild-caught mullet, 4,418 tonnes.


What’s the best fish to eat?

12 Best Types of Fish to Eat

  • Alaskan salmon.
  • Cod.
  • Herring.
  • Mahi-mahi.
  • Mackerel.
  • Perch.
  • Rainbow trout.
  • Sardines.
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