• Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2006)
      The aim of the global series of ICMSS Conferences has been well defined by our colleagues in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) who hosted the previous Conference in June 2002: “To establish a forum where useful, enriching debate and interchange of knowledge flow easily on a broad spectrum in the area of Shellfish Safety”. The ICMSS 04 Programme followed on the tradition and patterns which were set in Santiago de Compostela (2002); Southampton, New York, USA (2000) and in The Philippines (1998) of thematic sessions on a multi-disciplinary basis. Our session topics included: • Microbiological Status of Shellfish • Shellfish Viruses and Pathogens • Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) and Biotoxin Contamination • HAB Mitigation and Depuration • Toxicology of Shellfish Toxins • Current and Emerging Analytical Methods • Quality Assurance and Consumer Safety • Regulation and Management of Shellfish Safety • Role of Industry in Risk Management and Innovation
    • Proceedings of the Fourth Irish Marine Biotoxin Science Workshop

      Marine Institute; Bord Iascaigh Mhara; Irish Shellfish Association; Food Safety Authority of Ireland (Marine Institute, 2003)
      The workshop is part of the Marine Institute’s role as the National Reference Laboratory for Marine Biotoxins in Ireland. This workshop is an annual event, where scientists, regulators and shellfish farmers meet to review developments in the monitoring and research of Biotoxins in Ireland and internationally. Our specific objectives for the 2003 Workshop are: (1) Review the Irish Biotoxin Monitoring system and to assess the trends in toxicity during 2003; (2) Summarise current Irish research work in Harmful Algal Blooms and Phytoplankton; (3) Focus on research work in Killary Harbour under the BOHAB project; (4) Take stock of developments and provide a forum for debate/feedback.
    • Proceedings of the Second Irish Marine Biotoxin Science Workshop

      Marine Institute; Bord Iascaigh Mhara (Marine Institute, 2001)
      The Marine Institute’s objectives for Irish Biotoxin programme are to support the continued development of the Irish Shellfish Industry and to promote food safety, by building the best Biotoxin Management System in the Northern Hemisphere. The Marine Science Biotoxin Workshops are part of Marine Institute’s role as the National Reference Laboratory. The EU mandate for Reference Labs emphasises the need for dissemination of information. The objectives of the Marine Science Biotoxin Workshop are: (1) Take Stock of developments since last Workshop, April 2000; (2) Review Irish Monitoring System & Trends; (3) Summarise current Irish Research in HAE/Phytoplankton; (4) Compare with International Best Practice in New Zealand and USA; (5) Provide a Forum for Debate/Feedback
    • Proceedings of the Third Irish Marine Biotoxin Science Workshop

      Marine Institute; Bord Iascaigh Mhara; Food Safety Authority of Ireland (Marine Institute, 2002)
      The workshop is part of the Marine Institute’s role as the National Reference Laboratory for Marine Biotoxins in Ireland. This initiative was started in 2000 and was modelled on the Marine Science Biotoxin workshops, which have taken place in New Zealand since 1994. This workshop is an annual event, where scientists, regulators and shellfish farmers meet to review developments in the monitoring and research of Biotoxins in Ireland and internationally. The Institute’s roles are to Monitor/Research/Advise/Communicate. These are inextricably linked. It is essential to carry out targeted research in order to answer the questions which are generated by the monitoring. Objectives of the 2002 workshop: 1. To review the Irish Biotoxin Monitoring programme in 2002; 2. To summarise current and proposed new Irish research in the areas of Biotoxins and Harmful Algal Events (HAE’s); 3. To provide an International view on Biotoxins issues, with invited speakers from France, Norway and the UK; 4. To provide a forum for debate and communications.