16 May 2013

Shellfish ban lifted in Marlborough Sounds

9:19 pm on 16 May 2013

A shellfish ban has been lifted in Queen Charlotte Sound and the Tory Channel.

Two consecutive shellfish tests taken in both areas have shown that the levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxin have returned to a safe level.

The ban was put in place on 25 March this year.

People are being reminded to only take shellfish from clean water and never take them after rain or when the water is dirty.