NSW mass fish deaths a 'man-made disaster' say farmers

(01/10/19)

Angry residents in far western NSW are calling the death of up to a million fish a "man-made disaster" but the state government insists the drought is partly to blame.

NSW Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair admits the mass fish death in the Darling River system at Menindee is devastating, and on Wednesday he asked for an urgent report from the Department of Primary Industries and WaterNSW.

The minister has been savaged by some locals who claim water levels are low because of the amounts diverted to...................................................


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