Following on from our 15 April 2021 update, as recommended by Queensland Health in the Department of Environment and Science (DES) 2020 report on the occurrence of dioxins in several Noosa lakes, a follow up survey was undertaken in early 2021 to conduct sampling of fish caught commercially in Lake Weyba. Sediment was also resampled from the four lakes in the Noosa Catchment – Lake Cootharaba, Lake Cooroibah, Doonella Lake and Lake Weyba.

Queensland Health again concluded that the consumption of fish from the Noosa area was unlikely to result in an unacceptable risk to public health.

The results of that extra round of sampling were provided in a report, which is available on the Department of Environment and Science website under Dioxin testing in Noosa Lakes (click here) titled “Dioxin Assessment – Commercial Fishing and Sediment Report”.