Please avoid collecting shellfish from Tasman Bay for a few more days. Friday's heavy rain caused wastewater overflows in Richmond, Motueka and Riwaka. As a result there is potential to become ill from eating contaminated shellfish. Waiting to collect shellfish for several days after rivers have been in flood is always recommended.
As part of Tasman District Council Environmental Monitoring programme weather conditions are monitored at three sites around the region. Additionally there are three sites monitored in the Nelson region.