The Marine Institute, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority invites attendees to the 10th Shellfish Safety Science workshop which takes place on Thursday April 18th 2013. This one day event is an opportunity for anyone working in the area of Shellfish Safety including regulators, industry and scientists to meet up and exchange information on the latest advances in the field.
Attendance is free but registration is required by emailing maeve [dot] gilmartin [at] marine [dot] ie
The 10th Irish Shellfish Safety Scientific Workshop programme (PDF 284 KB) is available to download and can also be viewed as follows:
The 10th Irish Shellfish Safety Scientific Workshop programme
Arrival / Registration
Welcome and outline of the day – Marine Institute
The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority: the official controls of Shellfish Production in Ireland.
Brian Nolan, SFPA
Food Safety Authority: Codes of Practice for Microbiological and Biotoxin Testing.
Maria Meghen, FSAI
Marine Institute role in Shellfish Safety - Where do your samples go and what do they tell us?
Joe Silke, Marine Institute
EPA: Overview of water quality and considerations on how this is affecting shellfish areas.
Georgina McDermott, EPA
Micheál Ó Cinnéide
Microbiological Classification 2009 – 2013. Programme updates and Trends
Brian Nolan, SFPA
Human viruses in shellfish. Progress towards risk management.
Bill Dore, Marine Institute
EPA licensing of waste water discharges.
Karen Creed, EPA
Assessing the impact of wastewater treatment plant effluent on norovirus contamination in shellfisheries.
John Flannery, Marine Institute
Characterisation of norovirus genotypes in wastewater and shellfish.
Paulina Rajko-Nenow, Marine Institute
The Dinophycean genus Azadinium and related species – the algal source of Azaspiracid toxins.
Rafael Salas, Marine Institute
ASTOX II. Azaspiracid analogues - in vitro toxicology and relevance to human health.
Jane Kilcoyne, Marine Institute
Is Azaspiracid as toxic when consumed?
Conor Duffy, Marine Institute
ASIMUTH - Forecasting Oceanic Harmful Algal Events.
Caroline Cusack, Marine Institute
Session chair – Fiona Geoghegan
Biotoxins Programme: 2009 – 2013. Programme updates and trends.
Dave Clarke, Marine Institute
Phytoplankton Programme: 2009 – 2013. Programme updates and trends.
Tara Chamberlain, Marine Institute
C. gigas Boodstock Feasibility Study.
Iarfhlaith Connellan, Cartron Point Shellfish
An epidemiological study of the effect of OsHV1-uvar on C. gigas seed in 2011.
Teresa Morrissey, Marine Institute
”They haven’t gone away you know”. Why we need to keep investing in toxins and blooms.
Richie Flynn, Irish Shellfish Association (IFA Aquaculture)
The venue for this year’s workshop is the Marine Institute’s Headquarters in Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway. Parking is available and lunch will be provided. Participants are requested to arrive by 9am for registration.
The Irish Shellfish Association conference and AGM and Dinner will be held in the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill on April 17th. For details regarding registration and the agenda for this please see the ISA website at http://www.ifa.ie/Sectors/Aquaculture.aspx