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Seismic Testing Could Be Responsible For Shift In Tuna Migration Routes

The South Australian tuna industry is questioning if seismic testing could have shifted migration routes.

BP has been searching for oil using seismic equipment in the Great Australian Bight.

Tuna industry spokesman Brian Jeffriess says fish being caught in different areas coincides with testing.

But he says the rougher than usual weather may have also been a factor.

“It’s the most different season that people can remember, where the fish have been caught, the degree of bad weather, the area that we’ve caught them is south west of Kangaroo Island and they tell me since 1980 was the last time we caught these fish there.”