WHERE'S NEMO: Contractors Plants Whitsunday were asked to remove the fish today. 
Photo Rory Sheavils / The Guardian
WHERE'S NEMO: Contractors Plants Whitsunday were asked to remove the fish today. Photo Rory Sheavils / The Guardian

What happened to Nemo and Dory?

DEBATE has been raging online over the inclusion of two fish statues, Nemo and Dory, in the new Airlie Beach entry statement. 

Designed by Tropical Designs, the fish were not included in the original concept released by project directors Skal International Whitsundays. 

Contractors Plants Whitsunday were asked to remove the fish today. 

Online, feedback on the fish has been less than complimentary. 

"How long do you think it will be before someone flogs those fake fish from the new Main Street garden?" Mitch Andrew wrote on Facebook group Whitsundays Chat. 

The post garnered a number of replies. 

"I hope someone takes them, they look tacky as hell," Steve Hodgetts wrote. 

"May as well put a clan of garden gnomes in the mix too." 

"Yep, I'm with you here, tacky as hell," Kristy Whitton wrote. 

Some thought the fish should be allowed to stay however. 

"Hope (they're not stolen)," Diana de L'Amour wrote. 

"I hope they are electrified so any would be thief gets zapped!" Sharon Alice Williams wrote. 


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