Kia ora e te iwi – the entire Bay of Islands is off limits again for collecting shellfish because high of toxin levels. The health warning extends to the outer heads between Cape Wiwiki to Cape Brett and all tidal areas within the bay. Mussels, oysters, tuatua, pipi, toheroa, cockles, scallops, catseyes, kina and other bivalve shellfish should not be eaten. Pāua, crab and crayfish can be eaten if the gut has been removed before cooking. Ngā mihi nui.

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