January 17, 2013
Shellfish warning lifted in all Auckland areas
Media Release: Subsequent to further information received this morning from the Ministry of Primary Industries and Northland DHB, the Auckland Regional Public Health Service confirms a lift of the shellfish public health warning in all areas of the Auckland region.
Recent monitoring results for the Kaipara Harbour now show that PSP (paralytic shellfish poisoning) levels have fallen to non detectable levels, meaning that shellfish collection and consumption is again safe for the public in all of the Auckland Region, including the Kaipara Harbour.
Monitoring of the situation will continue, and the public will be alerted should there again be an increase to unsafe levels.
For public enquires, including after hours, contact:
Auckland Regional Public Health Service – (09) 623 4600