Seagrass build-up prompts beach closure at Jurien

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Authorities have temporarily closed the beach at Jurien Boat Harbour because of health concerns.

The Department of Transport issued a statement today saying seagrass accumulation in the harbour had caused deterioration in water quality.

The department, which manages the harbour, recommends people not swim in the water or consume fish caught in the marina.

It warns pet owners not to allow contact with dead or decomposing fish in the water or onshore.

The department’s general manager of coastal infrastructure, Steve Jenkins, said contractors would remove the seagrass from the beach.

“The Shire of Dandaragan has erected warning signs on the harbour beach, and in conjunction with the Department of Health is monitoring water quality levels,” he said.

“The department will continue to maintain a clean shoreline.”

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