Health Warning Lifted – Marine Biotoxin in Shellfish

Thursday 9 May 2019Media release1 minute to read

Shellfish with big green checkmarkWest Coast District Health Board’s Community and Public Health team has lifted a health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from the South Island’s West Coast between Hector and Greymouth.

The Ministry for Primary Industries removed the marine biotoxin warning for the area between Hector and Greymouth on May 8. Ongoing sampling of shellfish from this area has determined that paralytic shellfish toxins are now at safe levels.

Monitoring of toxin levels will continue and any changes will be communicated accordingly

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