Seafood rahui lifted after Rena spill

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A rahui on taking seafood in areas that may have been contaminated by oil from Rena has been lifted.

Tauranga Moana Iwi Customary Fisheries Trust chairman Penetaka Dickson said while the rahui (ban) is no longer in place, people should exercise good judgement if they are catching fish or collecting shellfish.

"People should engage their senses and smell any seafood they collect and taste a little before deciding whether the kaimoana is safe to eat.

"If there is any hint of a hydrocarbon smell then they should not eat it.

"It just isn't worth the risk to anyone's health."

Mr Dickson said iwi had appreciated how the rahui has been respected by all sectors of the community.

- BAY OF PLENTY TIMES

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