This is a controversial topic, here you will find a lot of the science and reports about 1080 in water supplies...make your own informed decisions

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Does 1080 kill bugs that feed fish?

No. In a report undertaken by NIWA for the Animal Health Board, 

Suren and Lambert called Effects of 1080 on Invertebrates in West Coast Streams they state: 

The impact of 1080 leaching from baits that fall into streams was examined on three

selected fish species that are common in streams on the west coast: longfin eels

(Anguilla dieffenbachii), koaro (Galaxias brevipennis) and upland bullies

(Gobiomorphus breviceps). These fish were obtained for the experiment by electric

fishing small streams flowing in the Grey Valley on the west coast. All fish were

transported to the experimental streams within 12 h of collection in plastic buckets

equipped with battery-operated air pumps to ensure constant aeration. (page 10)

 

No mortality in any of the three fish species tested was observed when the fish were

exposed to 1080 leaching from the baits. The only mortality that occurred in the study

was for upland bullies (Gobiomorphus breviceps) that died as a result of flooding

between the 1st and 2nd sampling occasions before the baits were added. (page 40)

 

To refer to Effects of 1080 on Invertebrates in West Coast Streams report please click HERE

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