Shellfish biotoxin alert: Nydia Bay, Pelorus Sound
The Ministry for Primary Industries today issued a public health warning against collecting shellfish in Nydia Bay in the Pelorus Sound. The warning area applies to the entire bay, out to the heads. Phytoplankton causing paralytic shellfish toxins have been detected at levels above the safe limit set by MPI.
Anyone eating shellfish from this area is potentially at risk of illness.
Mussels, oysters, tuatua, pipi, toheroa, cockles, scallops, catseyes, kina (sea urchin) and all other bivalve shellfish.
Note, cooking shellfish does not remove the toxin.