Friday Tomfoolery with WA Fisheries Minister Ken Baston “… I’ll check up on that straight away,”!

WA Fisheries Minister Ken Baston has contradicted advice from his own department, saying he would not recommend people eat fish from Cockburn Sound. More than 2,000 fish have died in the area in recent weeks and authorities are still trying to identify what caused the deaths. The Department of Fisheries had advised people not to swim or fish in affected area, but one week ago said both activities were again safe. Mr Baston said he was not aware his department had given the “all clear” for fishing. “For him not to be aware that his department had given the public the all clear to eat fish from Cockburn Sound is just extraordinary. Read the article here 11:23

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