Introduction

DOC commissioned research on the effects of aerial 1080 pest control operations on trout after concerns were raised by anglers about the possible risks from fish eating poisoned mice. There is significant public interest in the preliminary results but DOC says the risk to humans is low.

Date:  30 September 2014

DOC commissioned research on the effects of aerial 1080 pest control operations on trout after concerns were raised by anglers about the possible risks from fish eating poisoned mice. 

There is significant public interest in the preliminary results. DOC says the risk to humans is low.

See below for information on planned 1080 operations and the laboratory research.

Information for anglers

Trout and 1080 research

Final trout report confirms no risk to anglers Media release 4 November 2014

DOC welcomes food safety assessment on trout Media release 9 October 2014

DOC says 1080 operations are low risk Media release 29 September 2014


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