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

No contact with water and no consumption of seafood at Marlay Point, Hollands Landing and Roseneathe

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

Hollands Landing

Microcystis

Moderate

Yes

Yes

No contact with water at Marlay Point, Hollands Landing, Roseneathe Caravan Park and Duck Arm.

No consumption of shellfish and crustaceans, including mussels, prawns and crabs for the entire lakes system and Gut and Gill fin fish caught anywhere within the Gippsland Lakes.

Marlay Point

Microcystis

Moderate

Yes

Yes

Roseneathe Caravan Park

Microcystis

High

Yes

Yes

Wattle Point

Nodularia spumigena

Moderate

Yes

No

Duck Arm, Paynesville

Nodularia spumigena

High

Yes

Yes

Eagle Point

Nodularia spumigena

ModerateYes No

Progress Jetty, Paynesville

Nodularia spumigena

Moderate

Yes

No

Lake King Jetty, Metung

Aphanizomenonaceae

Low

Yes

No

Chinaman's CreekOscillatorialesLowYesNo

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: 18/03/22