Shellfish biotoxin alert - BOP
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has issued a public health warning against collecting shellfish on the East Coast coast of the North Island (Bay of Plenty) from Rogers Road in Pukehina eastwards to Opape.
Paralytic shellfish toxins have been detected at levels of concern. You can read the full MPI warning release here: Shellfish biotoxin alert – Bay of Plenty
Waiotahe Estuary - permanent health warning
Toi Te Ora (Bay of Plenty District Health Board) advise a permanent warning is in place for the Waiotahe Estuary due to pollution. The public are advised not to swim (until 48 hours after rainfall), fish or take and eat shellfish in this area.
Signage has been placed at the Estuary.