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31 Oct 2022
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Shellfish warning after Broken Bay 'algal bloom'
Peninsula excluded from facade improvement pilot
Neighbourhood service wins $4500 grant
Progress association elects committee
Aunty Di takes on co-ordinator role
Bays community group to hold general meeting
Big Blue Table dinner raises $500
Reid visits early childhood centre
Slow down for echidna
Food scraps wanted
Bingo will return to community centre
Draft management plan covers Lion Island
Commissioned as Anglican rector
Harvest Festival service to be led by Rev Dr Peter Swain
Dr Pat Harrison dies aged 86
Woy Woy CWA holds annual meeting
Club visits Tamworth to 'infuse money'
Free energy-efficiency talk at The Bays
Reid addresses Chamber of Commerce
Trees to be clad in colourful knitting
Another Paul St planting day
Rotary club holds annual meeting
Council seeks interest in Meals on Wheels building
Extended sit-down breakfast at The Bays
Trivia night for community group
Swimming water quality rating remains static
Charged with driving offences
Fish habitat grants available
Ferry prepares for Heritage Challenge
New monthly reflective church service starts
Residents oppose new sites at home park
Meeting to 'save the boatshed'
October records more than twice average rainfall
Brushbox tree kept, with 15 submissions treated as one
Roof-top terrace proposed for dual occupancy
Council obscures design details in variation application
Dual occupany proposal advertised without description
Application for three four-bedroom townhouses
Administrator refuses to be the voice of the people
Council elections needed to 'sort out this mess'
Mental health worker employed for second year
Trivia night for Top Blokes
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Jazz afternoon in aid of arboretum and memorial hall
Umina parents' group is 'association of the year'
Students suggest 'pod homes' for affordability
Plovers take up residence on school roundabout
Music documentary to be filmed at Woy Woy school
Gardening club picks nine kilograms of snow peas
Breakfast club trial starts at Umina
Year 6 students complete First Aid course
Walkathon for outdoor learning and play space
Students reach home reading targets
Summer is Griffin of the Week
'Outstanding results' at Hunter Beef Bonanza
Learning about acronyms
Meeting to discuss bathroom beautification
Pre-loved book sale for Ethiopian programs
Little angels playgroup
Year 5 students asked about selective high school
Two school upgrades still to be completed
A nice night to be out with the kids
Liesl Tesch to be inducted into NSW Hall of Champions
Meena wins Umina Minor Singles
Charity bowls raises $1165
Joel wins 'man of the match' hitting six off the last ball
College boys win touch football cup
Roosters announce seven signings
Representative netball teams announced
Umina members selected for interbranch competition
Netballers serve 10 years
Surf club celebrates 100 years
Soccer coaches wanted
Disabled surfers' association holds volunteer training



Shellfish warning after Broken Bay 'algal bloom'

Brisbane Water downstream of The Rip Bridge has been affected by an "algal bloom", according to the NSW Department of Primary Industry.

"Shellfish taken from this area should not be eaten," a social media post from the department stated last week.

"Cooking does not destroy the toxins."

The department "advises people not to consume shellfish including mussels and oysters, crustaceans including lobsters, crabs and prawns and other shellfish collected or caught" in the area, due to the risk of "paralytic shellfish poisoning".

"Paralytic shellfish toxins are produced by certain toxic algae species.

"Alexandrium species that can produce paralytic shellfish toxins are continuing to bloom in the Broken Bay area.

"Paralytic shellfish poisoning is rare, but it is important that people follow this advice to avoid getting sick."

The post said algal blooms may exist elsewhere.

"Given the current adverse weather conditions caution is advised by avoiding consumption of recreationally harvested shellfish.

"Seafood in shops and restaurants is safe to eat because the NSW Food Authority monitors the safety of commercially harvested shellfish."

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