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Murray-Darling Basin Authority and drought blamed for mass fish death

Fingering pointing is taking place in Far West New South Wales over who’s responsible for the recent mass fish death in the Darling River.

More than 100,000 fish have been killed in the Lower Darling River, in the second major incident in Far West New South Wales in as many months.

Fisheries officers estimate about 10,000 fish were killed in December.

Drought is being blamed by some government agencies for the deaths.

But the New South Wales Regional Water Minister Niall Blair argues its the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s management of the Menindee Lakes that’s caused the problem.

Rural reporter Eddie Summerfield took a look at the issue in the National Rural News.

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