Oil spill update: Straddie fisheries safe
In March MV Pacific Adveturer dumped 250 tonnes of oil, which washed up on the Sunshine Coast, Bribie Island and Moreton Island.
Despite the damage to Moreton Island, the fishing industry based aroud Point Lookout, including local oyster leases, has not been affected.
Local fishermen say they are thankful their livelihood has been spared and hope the public will keep supporting them by buying local seafood.
|Fisheries safe ... a trawler off Point Lookout.|
|Overloaded? ... containers are stacked high on a ship off Point Lookout.|
An independent review of the spill and the authorities’ response has been set up. We hope any recommendations it makes will be implemented to stop this from happening again.