• Short Summary

    In a few days thousands of fish had been washed ashore either dead or dying.?

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    Fish on ground boys come into look
    5 ft


    Picking up small fish then big one
    9 1/2 ft


    Wayne cu
    11 1/2 ft


    Putting fish in pile, all the biggest ones
    16 1/2 ft


    Bill Roberts cu, see fish 20
    21 ft


    Cu Roberts
    23 ft


    Talking never
    25 ft


    Two montford white overalls cutting up big fish
    30 1/2 ft


    Cu same
    32 ft


    Cu montford
    34 1/2 ft


    Cu crib
    36 ft


    rex tilt up to kids watching
    39 ft


    Walking up from beach dead fish
    46 1/2 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In a few days thousands of fish had been washed ashore either dead or dying. A mysterious epidemic had struck the marine life around Evans Head on the north coast of New South Wales.

    Local residents watched as fish of all sizes -- ranging from schanapper to pilchards were washed ashore -- or even swam ashore to die...

    A beachcomber in the area for thirty years, Bill Roberts, was amazed by the masses of dead fish. Known as Pippi Bill, he lives fifty yards from the water's edge and has never seem big fish like this washed up onto the beach. Executives of the Evans Head Fisherman's Co-operative examined the fish.. but could not find the cause of death.. and samples of the fish were sent to Sydney for study.

    The most popular theory was that the trouble was caused by a so-called Red Tide -- an invasion of poisonous organisms that kills off all fish life. However, at this stage no decision had been made. Fishing has now resumed to normal.. but for a few weeks all fish sold from Evans Head and Byron Bay Co-operative will be inspected.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABQTNA5D38CJROF1GK5M77R9P5
    Media URN:
    VLVABQTNA5D38CJROF1GK5M77R9P5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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