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05/02/2019: MARINE BIOTOXIN ALERT AREA REDUCED - SHARE AND TAKE CARE OUT THERE WHANAU

Submitted by admin2 on Wed, 06/02/2019 - 12:29am

The Ministry for Primary Industries today reduced the area affected by the public health warning against collecting shellfish on the Northland East Coast to the area between Kokota (The Sandspit) and Farmer Point. SEE THE MAP BELOW.

KIA TUPATO WHANAU: While the warning is in place, it's a calculated risk to take and eat shellfish from the area - engari, kei a koutou.

To find out more
• Check shellfish biotoxin alerts here https://www.mpi.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/fishing/shellfish-biotoxin...
• Food Safety for Seafood Gatherers booklet here https://www.mpi.govt.nz/dmsdocument/1058/loggedIn
• Causes and symptoms of toxic shellfish poisoning here https://www.mpi.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/fishing/shellfish-biotoxin...
• Toxic algal blooms here https://www.mpi.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/fishing/shellfish-biotoxin...
• Collecting Shellfish and Keeping Them Safe here https://www.mpi.govt.nz/dmsdocument/10748/loggedIn

Learn more:
Shellfish biotoxin alert – Northland East Coast here https://www.mpi.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/shellfish-biot...