Toxic Shellfish Warning Extended to Opito Bay

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

Following ongoing shellfish toxin monitoring, the Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxin warning has been extended up to Opito Bay on the Coromandel Peninsula.Toxic Shellfish Warning Extended Along Coastline to Opito Bay

Following ongoing shellfish toxin monitoring, the Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxin warning has been extended up to Opito Bay on the Coromandel Peninsula.

The initial health warning was issued on 28th November 2014 advising against the collection of shellfish from Mount Maunganui and along the Bay of Plenty coast to Whakatane Heads in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. This was later extended north up to Tairua.

The health warning has now been further extended to include the entire coastline from Opito Bay to Whakatane Heads including Whitianga Hahei, Hot Water Beach, Tairua, Pauanui, Whangamata, Opoutere, Waihi Beach and estuaries, Tauranga Harbour, Mount Maunganui, Papamoa and Maketu.

The full release is on our website www.waikatodhb.health.nz/news
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