Biosecurity and recreational fishing

Biosecurity and recreational fishing


This is Jeff. Jeff doesn’t realise he’s about to make
a big biosecurity blunder! Like most of us, Jeff doesn’t realise that
by tossing that diseased fish, he’s putting Australia’s biosecurity status at risk. As you can see, Jeff’s actions have flow-on
effects to our environment, including our waterways and marine life. This also affects people like Ned (Jeff!)
a local fisherman, (Jeff!) Riley the beach tour guide, Kye the surf shop
owner (Jeff!), and Donna who runs the local fish and chip shop (Jeff!). Even poor Ruth isn’t able to find fish for
her dinner (ohhh!). As you can see, Jeff’s actions have flow
on affects to the whole community. Thankfully this can be avoided, by knowing
what to do if you see something weird. (Jeff!) Like sally, Jeff’s girlfriend. Jeff may think he lives in a bubble, but the
rest of us don’t. Biosecurity is everyone’s responsibility;
it affects what we eat, how we earn our living and what we do for fun. If you see something weird, don’t be a Jeff! SEE. SECURE. REPORT. Find out more at agriculture.gov.au/dontbeajeff

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