Rāhui on beach after whale deaths: Media Release 10 August 2018

Introduction

Following the deaths of two whales, there is a rāhui on shellfish collection and fishing on a Northland beach.

Date:  10 August 2018

A rāhui (ban) on the collection of shellfish or fishing on a Northland beach has been imposed following the stranding and subsequent deaths of two humpback whales earlier this week.

Te Rorora has imposed a rāhui on Baylys Beach to Mahuta Gap, which is supported by DOC.

There is currently discharge from both animals and this is likely to continue for the next few days as the whales deteriorate and are disposed of.

It is not known how long the rāhui will be in place for.

Contact

For media enquiries contact:

Abigail Monteith, DOC Communications Advisor
Mobile: +64 27 540 3562
Email: amonteith@doc.govt.nz

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