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No toxin in dead fish from Petone beach

Press release – Hutt City Council
Tests performed on porcupine fish found washed up on Petone foreshore last week have found no trace of the toxin tetrodotoxin recently found in dead fish on some Auckland beaches.

It is likely the fish washed up on Petone foreshore because of a natural occurrence or from a passing commercial fishing trawler.

We will continue to check the beach three times a week.

The public are advised to use common sense and ensure they, and their dogs, stay clear of any dead marine life or animals found on the beach.

Any dead marine life or animals found on the beach should be reported to Hutt City Council call centre on 570 6666.

ENDS

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