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Scallop, oyster, pipi and cockle illustrations by Roger Swainston

​Shellfish typically include (clockwise, from left to right) scallops, oysters, pipis and cockles. Illustrations © R.Swainston/anima.net.au  

Monday 18 December 2017

Shellfish and fishing warning for Mindarie Marina

The Department of Health is advising people not to eat fish, crabs or shellfish collected from Mindarie Marina, after recent testing confirmed potentially toxic microscopic algae at elevated levels.

The detected microscopic algae ‘Alexandrium spp.’ could produce paralytic shellfish poisoning in people who eat affected seafood.

Anyone who has consumed shellfish, crabs or fish collected from the marina and experiences any of these symptoms should seek urgent medical attention, particularly if they feel any respiratory distress.

Further information regarding wild shellfish collection is available on the Department’s consumer website HealthyWA.

More details.

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