Marine Institute

Programme announced for the 10th Irish Shellfish Safety Scientific Workshop

April 5, 2014

Shellfish Safety Workshop PosterThe 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

 
 09:15
 Workshop registration
 
Session chair
 Joe Silke
 
9:30
 Arrival / Registration
 
9:45 
 Welcome and outline of the day – Marine Institute
 
9:50-10:10
 The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority:  the official controls of Shellfish Production in Ireland.
Brian Nolan,  SFPA
 
10:10-10:30
 Food Safety Authority:  Codes of Practice for Microbiological and Biotoxin Testing.
Maria Meghen, FSAI
 
10:30-10:50
 Marine Institute role in Shellfish Safety - Where do your samples go and what do they tell us?
Joe Silke, Marine Institute
 
10:50-11:10
 EPA: Overview of water quality and considerations on how this is affecting shellfish areas.
Georgina McDermott, EPA
 
1:10-11:30
 BREAK
 
Session chair
 Micheál Ó Cinnéide
 
11:30-11:50
 Microbiological Classification 2009 – 2013.  Programme updates and Trends
Brian Nolan, SFPA

 
11:50-12:10
 Human viruses in shellfish.  Progress towards risk management.
Bill Dore, Marine Institute
 
12:10-12:30
 EPA licensing of waste water discharges.
Karen Creed, EPA
 
12:30-12:50
 Assessing the impact of wastewater treatment plant effluent on norovirus contamination in shellfisheries.
John Flannery, Marine Institute
 
12:50-13:10
 Characterisation of norovirus genotypes in wastewater and shellfish.
Paulina Rajko-Nenow, Marine Institute
 
13:10-14:00 
 LUNCH
 
Session chair
 Richie Flynn
 
 
 Afternoon Session
 
14:00-14:20
 ASTOX II
The Dinophycean genus Azadinium and related species – the algal source of Azaspiracid toxins.
Rafael Salas, Marine Institute
 
14:20-14:40
 ASTOX II.  Azaspiracid analogues - in vitro toxicology and relevance to human health.
Jane Kilcoyne, Marine Institute
 
14:40-15:00
 ASTOX II. 
Is Azaspiracid as toxic when consumed?
Conor Duffy,  Marine Institute
 
15:00-15:20
 ASIMUTH - Forecasting Oceanic Harmful Algal Events.
Caroline Cusack, Marine Institute
 
15.20-15.50
 BREAK

 
 
 Session chair – Fiona Geoghegan
 
15:50-16:10
 Biotoxins Programme: 2009 – 2013.  Programme updates and trends.
Dave Clarke, Marine Institute
 
16:10-16:30
 Phytoplankton Programme:  2009 – 2013.  Programme updates and trends.
Tara Chamberlain, Marine Institute
 
16:30-16:50
 C. gigas Boodstock Feasibility Study.
Iarfhlaith Connellan, Cartron Point Shellfish
 
16:50-17:10
 An epidemiological study of the effect of OsHV1-uvar on C. gigas seed in 2011.
Teresa Morrissey, Marine Institute

 
17:10-17:30
 ”They haven’t gone away you know”.  Why we need to keep investing in toxins and blooms.
Richie Flynn, Irish Shellfish Association (IFA Aquaculture)

 
CLOSE
 

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