A Do Not Eat Seafood advisory across all of Gippsland Lakes is in effect.

Algae are a naturally occurring organism present in all waterways.d

Weather conditions, nutrient levels, salinity and water flows all affect the levels of algae and can contribute to the formation of algal blooms on the Lakes.

Warmer weather conditions are likely to lead to a natural increase in the abundance and variety of algae and other organisms in the Lakes.

This week’s tests indicate the following levels of algae:

Location

Species

Algae levels

Potential toxin producer

Recreational alert

Seafood Advisory

Wattle Point

Nodularia spumigena

High

Yes

Yes

No consumption of Seafood across all of Gippsland Lakes and a Gut and Gill Advisory for Fish

Paynesville

Nodularia spumigena

High

Yes

Yes

Eagle Point

Nodularia spumigena

High

Yes

Yes

Metung

Nodularia spumigena

High

Yes

Yes

Newlands Arm

Nodularia spumigena

High

Yes

Yes

Lake Victoria

Nodularia spumigena

HighYes

Yes

Lake King

Nodularia spumigena

High

Yes

Yes

Hollands Landing

Microcystis

Low

Yes

No

Marlay PointMicrocystisLowYesNo
Roseneathe Caravan ParkMicrocystisLowYesNo

If an algal bloom develops on the Gippsland Lakes, information will be available on this website and through local outlets, including local media and Visitor Information Centres and circulated to tourism operators. It will also be posted on the DELWP Gippsland Facebook page.

Page last updated: 08/04/22