Health and Safety FAQs

Is it safe to eat seafood from Sydney Harbour?

In February 2006, the NSW Government, following advice from an expert panel, banned commercial fishing in Sydney Harbour indefinately due to high levels of dioxin found in Sydney Harbour Prawns and Bream.

Sydney Fish Market supports the ban and does not sell for human consumption seafood caught in Sydney Harbour.

The NSW Government has issued recreational fishermen on Sydney Harbour with dietary advice recommending safe consumption levels.  For current dietary advice, please email NSW Department of Primary Industries.