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Old 07-25-2009, 03:40 PM   #1
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Mutant fish spawn cry for chemical ban
* July 13, 2009

Mutant fish spawn cry for chemical ban | watoday.com.au
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More mutant fish with up to three heads at a Noosa River fish hatchery have prompted calls for a ban on the use of farm chemicals in the area.
Sunland Fish Hatchery owner Gwen Gilson has told reporters she has discovered several more deformed mullet embryos at her hatchery.
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"The international, and now local, evidence linking Carbendazim and endosulfan to birth defects is very strong," she said.

"Carbendazim is not available in the US and should not be available here.
"Endosulfan is banned in the EU and New Zealand and should also be banned here."

Carbendazim is a systemic fungicide used to control a broad range of diseases on cereals, fruits, cotton, tobacco, turf, ornamentals and vegetables.

Endosulfan is used in agricultural and horticultural crops for the control of a variety of insects and mites.

The deformed embryos spawned after seven mullet from the Noosa River were given to the Boreen Point hatchery for breeding earlier this month.
A large portion of the embryos have developed cell abnormalities, which range from two to three heads.
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"A large portion of the embryos have developed cell abnormalities, which range from two to three heads."... it's catching up with us... we're going to have to deal with these issues sooner or later.
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