Jimmys Beach bycatch dumping investigation to be reopened

Matthew Kelly
Updated January 29 2019 - 7:19pm, first published January 26 2019 - 5:30am
Some of the smaller fish that the caught and dumped in the bycatch at Jimmys Beach.
Some of the smaller fish that the caught and dumped in the bycatch at Jimmys Beach.

The Department of Primary Industries will reopen an investigation into the dumping of hundreds of unwanted fish at Jimmys Beach after a photo emerged of fishermen clearing nets in the area.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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