Oysters being used for research stolen on Maui; may pose health risk if eaten

Oysters being used for research stolen on Maui; may pose health risk if eaten
Hundreds of oysters were stolen on Maui. They were being used for research. (Source: Maui Nui Marine ReCouncil)

MAUI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Oysters were apparently stolen from a research center on Maui, and now they’re warning people of a potential hazard if consumed.

The Maui Nui Marine Resource Council said someone made off with about 400 oysters last week. The crustaceans were being used as a part of a study to see if the species can help clean pollution in South Maui by filtering the water.

The council says the oysters were in marked cages with red toxic tags.

If consumed, the oysters may cause serious illness, due to vibrio bacteria.

The council says they may have been sold at below-market prices. Anyone who may suspect the oysters are being resold should call the council at 707-5056.

Oysters destined for a research project on Maui were stolen last week and may have subsequently been sold at...

Posted by Maui Nui Marine Resource Council on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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