Archive: 25/11/2021

Shellfish biotoxin alert: Grove Arm, Marlborough Sounds

The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has issued a shellfish biotoxin alert for Grove Arm, Marlborough Sounds.

Mussels, oysters, tuatua, pipi, toheroa, cockles, scallops, catseyes, kina (sea urchin) and all other bivalve shellfish should not be eaten.

Cooking shellfish does not remove the toxin, which can cause diarrhetic shellfish poisoning.

Refer to the MPI advisory for full information and a map of the affected area.


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