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Microbiological quality of shellfish waters (COMPLETED 3/93) - FC0705

R&D Summary Objectives:- Establish sampling stategies and protocols for at least two important shellfish areas in accordance with forthcoming EC guidelines. Broadly assess the influence environmental factors have on the uptake of microbiological pathogens by bivalve shellfish. Key customer purpose:- Enable MAFF to comment on and implement the forthcoming EC legislation on designation of shellfish harvesting areas.
1.To identify which environmental and physiological factors are most significant in influencing the take up of microbiological pathogens by bivalve shellfish. 2.To derive sampling strategies or protocols which best reflect the true microbiological status of different harvesting areas.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1990

To: 1992

Cost: £99,600
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Seafish Industry Authority
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture