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Active biological monitoring and removal of toxins in aquaculture ecosystems and shellfish - including the development of a Solid-Phase In-situ Ecosystem Sampler and detoxification of shellfish

Active biological monitoring and removal of toxins in aquaculture ecosystems and shellfish - including the development of a Solid-Phase In-situ Ecosystem Sampler and detoxification of shellfish

Objective

a) To investigate new methods using solid phase adsorption for detection of algal toxins (amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP), paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) and diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) toxins) in the water column, this may serve as early toxin contamination warning mechanisms for areas important to shellfish harvesting.
b) To develop new techniques to combine solid phase adsorption toxin detection methods and molecular probes in real-time remote samplers - leading to rapid methods of detection of specific species of toxic phytoplankton.
c) To develop cost effective equipment, that will combine the solid phase adsorption and probe technology into useable management and quality control tools for the industry.
d) To investigate the use of different protocols to wash ASP(and other algal) toxins from contaminated shellfish during processing.
e) To investigate the bacterial degradation of algal toxins and the use of microencapsulated bacteria to depurate these toxins from shellfish.
f) To set up new industry protocols designed to use latest Quality Control technology and set up a training regime, that can be used to bring the necessary skills to industrial users and to educate new researchers.

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Coordinator

ORKNEY FISHERIES ASSOCIATION

Address

4, Ferry Terminal Buildings, Kirkwall Pier
Kirkwall, Orkney

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Dennis GOWLAND (Mr)

Participants (17)

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ASSOCIATION OF SCOTTISH SHELLFISH GROWERS LIMITED

United Kingdom

BIOMARIN VEKST

Norway

ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE FABRICANTES DE CONSERVAS DE PESCADOS Y MARISCOS

Spain

CLEW BAY MARINE FORUM LTD

Ireland

SYNDESMOS ELLINON MYDOKALLIERGITON OSTRAKOKALLIERGITON (GREEK FEDERATION OF SHELLFISH PRODUCERS)

Greece

HAVBRUKSKOMPANIET AS

Norway

HVALERSKJELL AS

Norway

KILLARY FJORD SHELLFISH LTD

Ireland

APPLIED ENZYME TECHNOLOGY LTD.

United Kingdom

KVITSOY EDELSKJELL AS

Norway

BIOSENSE LABORATORIES AS

Norway

THE SCOTTISH MINISTERS ACTING THROUGH MARINESCOTLAND

United Kingdom

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY

Ireland

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS (ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI)

Greece

SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINE SCIENCE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSIDADE DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (UNIVERSITY OF SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA)

Spain

THE FOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AGENCY

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 30270

  • Start date

    1 July 2006

  • End date

    30 September 2009

Funded under:

FP6-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 965 575

  • EU contribution

    € 2 066 704

Coordinated by:

ORKNEY FISHERIES ASSOCIATION

United Kingdom