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Naturally occurring biological contaminants - FC0704

Non R&D

Summary Objectives:-

Monitor Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning and Diarrhoetic Shellfish Poisoning toxin levels in mussels at selected sites during spring and early summer and advise relevant authorities. Test and implement improved chemical test techniques.

Key customer purpose:-

Fulfil responsibilities under the Public Health (Shellfish)Regulations by monitoring toxin levels in shellfish.
To safeguard the public from naturally derived (ie. not originating from man directly) biological hazards in shellfish.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1990

To: 1995

Cost: £186,517
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Fish Disease              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture