Summary of Results 2008-09

· Sites in the Whangarei and Bay of Islands harbours achieved 99% compliance with the bacterial guidelines set by MfE

· In the Whangaroa Harbour, concentrations of bacteria were within the MfE microbiological guidelines for shellfish gathering at eight out of nine monitoring sites

· In the Whangarei Harbour, compliance with the coastal water quality standards for all nutrients was less than 50% and in the Bay of Islands, compliance was less than 50% for ammonia.