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    Posted: 07 Jan 19 at 9:58pm
Looking at their website it appears they are going all out plastic pollution, probably haven't got manpower.
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Perhaps drop a line to Surfers Against Sewage they would be all over this.

I did that already back in June - not really interested as they only monitor the surfing beaches such as Polezeath nearby.
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Perhaps drop a line to Surfers Against Sewage they would be all over this.
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Yes I agree about the wetsuit Vs dry suit issue. In fact I borrowed s dry suit to sail in a Weta in Rock in June which was great when itís windy but overall I prefer a wetsuit.

Now Iím back in Sydney, I have to decide what to wear this weekend when itís going to be a sunny 28 Deg and 15 knots of breeze. Skiff suit, wetsuit shorts or dry kayak trousers?

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Iíve been going to Rock for over 50 years and doing all the things you mention both with and without a wetsuit (well I was young and foolish back then). 

I wouldn't assume that a wetsuit reduces the risk. In a wetsuit you are trapping whatever is in the water against the skin in a nice warm (hopefully) environment for several hours. And the liner may rub the skin exposing any microscopic weak points. 

Of course a dry suit might help, but it's perhaps a little inconvenient in mid summer  Disapprove
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I use Dettol, glad you highlighted this.
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Itís anyone - although you are likely to have a more severe reaction if you have a compromised immune system and if you eat an infected oyster instead of being infected though a wound. You cannot tell if an oyster is infected by looking at it.

Iíve been going to Rock for over 50 years and doing all the things you mention both with and without a wetsuit (well I was young and foolish back then).

I have a house at Porthilly and thereís been an oyster farm at the entry to the bay for 10 years. However, now they process and clean the oysters at the farmhouse with the runoff water going into the bay. Plus thereís a freshwater stream and Porthilly is very shallow so the water is warmed as the tide comes in - all the ingredients Vibrio needs, Iíd suggest.

I now use Milton tablets to disinfect my Dinghy boots and warm soapy water on the wetsuit and dry out after every use.
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Is it Shellfish sensitive people or anyone ? 
I have been to the area mentioned about half a dozen times last year with no ill effects, Kayaking and Surfing. 
Kayaking (wearing a wetsuit) you are getting up to knees wet and sitting in Kayak baking in the sun. Surfing, (wetsuit) and wet all day.
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Christ thanks for the heads up!
Hope its under control now.
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