HuttNZ

Local News, Current Affairs and Events for the Hutt Valley Wellington New Zealand

Petone: Dead fish on beach warning to public

leave a comment »

The Dominion Post has reported that a woman walking on Petone beach yesterday with her dog found several dead fish. this caused here concern in light of recent press. The fish found were Porcupine fish and a Te Papa expert explains the fish variety here

This together with recent issues in Auckland over dead fish finds and the death of  four dogs, and the possible explaination shows it would pay to err on caution around the area. 

Equally it is timely reminder to be aware of restrictions and advice from the Greater Wellington Regional Council of known areas of concern around waterways. Recently 1080 posion has been dropped in Kaitoke Regional Park area with warnings for dogs and along the Hutt River if flooding should occur.

No doubt the test result will show the cause of the problem and whether it is connected to the Auckland issue of tetrodotoxin.

In the meantime it would pay to avoid the Petone foreshore with your young children and pets until the all clear is given.

Advertisements

Written by HuttNZ

August 19, 2009 at 12:21 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: