Min­is­ter talks down dead fish meet

The West Australian - - NEWS -

With the spec­tre of more dead fish loom­ing over NSW, one State min­is­ter has warned against an emer­gency meet­ing of stake­hold­ers be­com­ing an in­ef­fec­tive talk-fest.

Up to a mil­lion fish are dead in the Dar­ling River at Menindee and more are likely to per­ish as tem­per­a­tures rise. De­spite crit­i­cism from sci­en­tists and en­vi­ron­men­tal ad­vo­cates who say mis­man­age­ment of wa­ter is to blame, the Fed­eral and NSW Gov­ern­ments are adamant that drought is be­hind the deaths.

Fed­eral Wa­ter Min­is­ter David Lit­tleproud has asked the Mur­ray-Dar­ling Basin Au­thor­ity to con­vene a meet­ing of wa­ter man­agers and en­vi­ron­men­tal wa­ter hold­ers this week.

NSW Pri­mary In­dus­tries Min­is­ter Niall Blair warned that a talk­fest would not pro­vide so­lu­tions.

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