Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Shellfish warning lifted for Marlborough Sounds, Waiheke

New Zealand Food Safety has today removed a public health warning against collecting shellfish from the Inner Queen Charlotte Sound.

The area included from Anakiwa to West Head and Deiffenbach Point.

Further sampling of shellfish in the area has shown that PSP toxins are now at safe levels.

New Zealand Food Safety today also removed the public health warning against collecting shellfish from Waiheke Island (pictured) – Blackpool and Surfdale Beaches.

Latest investigations have found that all evidence of the presence of the Cyanobacteria bloom has disappeared and shellfish are now safe to gather and consume, the authority said in a statement.

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