Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

Shellfish biotoxin alert: Croisilles Harbour, Marlborough Sounds


The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today issued a public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested in Croisilles Harbour in the Marlborough Sounds.

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 should not be eaten.

Note: cooking shellfish does not remove the toxin.

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

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