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Walvis Bay and Swakopmund Mussels Safe Again for Human Consumption

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources said that it is safe again to consume mussels from the Walvis Bay and Swakopmund areas.

Mussel samples from the Walvis Bay Mariculture Production Area I were collected and submitted for testing for Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) during the most recent official sampling and testing facilitated by the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) as guided by the National Shellfish Sanitation Programme. Both re-tests produced negative results and mussels may therefore be harvested for direct human consumption.

-Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources