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Pesticides from farms and cane fields washing into Queensland’s six main river systems could severely damage the state's $80 million prawn industry, according to CSIRO research. Pesticide run-off from farms was affecting crustaceans' nervous systems and, in Bribie Island laboratory tests from 2017, tiger prawn larvae exposed to the level of pesticides found in the waterways would die.

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