According to an article in the Greymouth Star yesterday, the President of NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers, veterinarian Dr Peter Trolove, says people should not eat trout downstream of the Maruia 1080 drop zone for quite some time.

He called for more research on the effects of 1080 on fish as early studies were not conducted long enough. “Trout could consume a reasonable dose and not show clinical signs of the toxin,” he said. He had seen trout taking full pellets and personally had caught a trout in South Westland more than three months after a winter 1080 drop — the fish was blue in its gut from the poison.