Oysters off the Menu

Following up on information received NSW DPI Fisheries Officers apprehended a man on the Cooks River near Wolli Creek in possession of more than 220 Oysters.

The man was observed using a metal bar to remove the oysters from the shoreline. A total of 224 Oysters were seized, 202 had been shucked, all Oysters were returned to the water. The man has been issued a penalty notice for possess more than the possession limit. #fineswithyourfish

Due to high levels of pollution it is recommended that fish and shellfish caught in these waters should not be eaten. Eating contaminated shellfish can cause serious illness or death. Commercially grown oysters are harvested under strict guidelines to safeguard public health. See www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/industry/shellfish

Fishers are reminded that the possession limit for Oysters is 50 per person. For more information on current bag and size limits visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au

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