Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society
Main Menu
All items
Key Resources
Articles by Topic
Other Coastlines
Human Interest
Photo Gallery
Contact / Donate / Join
Comment Page
Sandspit Prints
Secure Login Form

Lost Password?
No account yet? Register
Verse of The Day
“Na i te ono o nga marama ka tonoa a Kapariera, te anahera, e te Atua ki tetahi pa o Kariri, ko Nahareta te ingoa, Ki tetahi wahine i taumautia ma tetahi tangata, ko Hohepa te ingoa, no te whare o Rawiri; ko te ingoa o te wahine ko Meri. Na, ko tona haerenga ki roto, ki a ia, ka mea, Tena koe, e te wahine kua manakohia nei; kei a koe te Ariki: ko koe te manaakitia i roto i nga wahine.” (Luke 1:26-28)

Powered by
Recent popular items
Tutukaka Coast promo
Home arrow Articles by Topic arrow Ecology arrow TOP DOCTOR: We're crapping in our own food basket
TOP DOCTOR: We're crapping in our own food basket PDF Print
User Rating: / 1
Articles - Ecology
Written by André Hueber, The Northern Advocate   
Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Our seashore is not looking too healthy.

The soaring cost of living will lead to more cases of shellfish poisoning, a Northland health watchdog says.

Northland medical officer of health Jonathan Jarman expects seafood gathering to increase as food and petrol prices climb - but warns that many shellfish beds are polluted because Northlanders are "crapping in their own food basket".

Only three out of 17 Northland sites regularly tested for contamination were safe, he said.

"I'm very concerned about the pollution of our kai moana in Northland. From a health point of view, it's totally unacceptable that an important, traditional food source is polluted.

He heard many reports of Northlanders suffering gastrointestinal illness after eating shellfish.

For most people it's about food in pukus first, and worry about the risks later.

"People know the shellfish are to blame, but continue harvesting them out of economic necessity or because it's an important part of their culture."

Full story...

NRC: "Recreational Shellfish Gathering Water Quality"

Add as favourites (99) | Quote this article on your site | Views: 6568

Be first to comment this article

Only registered users can write comments.
Please login or register.

Powered by AkoComment Tweaked Special Edition v.1.4.6
AkoComment © Copyright 2004 by Arthur Konze -
All right reserved

< Prev   Next >


© 2017 Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.