11th Shellfish Safety Workshop

11th Shellfish Safety Workshop. 8th October 2019. 11th Shellfish Safety Workshop
Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 - Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone

On behalf of the Marine Institute and our co-sponsors, FSAI, SFPA and BIM we would like to welcome you to attend the 11th in our series of Shellfish Safety Workshops.

We are glad to welcome colleagues from the regulatory agencies, universities, research labs and members from the Irish shellfish industry. We also expect to have several visitors from overseas to share their knowledge in the area of shellfish safety.

For more information and for FREE registration please click here

The aims of this workshop are to:
• Review the shellfish safety systems in Ireland over the past ten years.
• Provide a forum for the partners in the Irish Shellfish Monitoring system to meet and take stock of developments and ongoing issues.
• Continue to build a shared understanding of risks/data on biotoxin and microbiology issues, in order to support risk management decisions.
• Provide an opportunity to present key research and to encourage scientific collaboration with agencies/researchers.
• To work with the Irish shellfish industry and state agencies in the promotion of high quality and safe shellfish, and generate key questions for research and debate.
• Strengthen our focus on shellfish microbiology, including viruses, water quality and risk management.

In addition to the balance of keynote and flash presentations, there will be posters and stands providing ample opportunity for further discussion to meet with representatives from a variety of state agencies, academic and research institutions, and the shellfish industry in an informal environment.

We hope you will enjoy the day and look forward to meeting you at the workshop.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone – 8th October 2019

9:00 - 9:30

Registration & Breakfast

Session 1 – Presentations 09:30 – 13:00

9:30 - 9:45

Welcome Introduction, Joe Silke, Director, MEFS, Marine Institute

9:45 - 10:15

New insights and perspectives from 20 years of monitoring algal events in Irish coastal waters

Dave Clarke, Marine Institute

10:15 - 10:45

Using trace elemental fingerprinting to develop a food traceability tool for shellfish harvested for human consumption

Conor Graham, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

10:45 - 11:15

Regulated and emerging biotoxins in British shellfish – what have we learnt in recent years?

Monika Dhanji Rapkova, Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science

11:15 - 11:30

Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00

The European baseline survey of norovirus in oysters – an overview Micheál O’Mahony, Sea Fisheries Protection Authority

12:00 - 12:30

The European baseline survey of norovirus in oysters – the Irish context

Sinéad Keaveney, Marine Institute

12:30 - 12:50

Regional distribution of harmful algal events in the North Atlantic Area

Eileen Bresnan, Marine Scotland Science

12:50 - 13:00

Questions and Discussion

13:00 -14:00


Session 2 – Flash Presentations (5 min) 14:00 – 15:30

Agnieszka Rupnik, Marine Institute

Impact of depuration on norovirus reduction in oysters

Vicky Lyons, Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Shellfish Depuration Training Workshop

Caroline Cusack,

Marine Institute

Co-Clime - Co-develop marine ecosystem climate services,

with a focus on HAB’s, to support adaptive decision-making in European Seas

Stephen McGirr/Nicolas Touzet,

Sligo Institute of Technology

AZBO - The Biological Oceanography of Azadinium species in Irish coastal waters

Conor Duffy, Marine Institute

Tetrodotoxins in Irish Shellfish

Fiona Regan/Caroline Murphy, Water Institute,

Dublin City University

Development of a multi-analyte lab-on-a-disc sensor for the detection of harmful marine toxins and contaminants

Jane Kilcoyne,

Marine Institute

MarbioFeed - Enhanced biorefining methods for the production of marine biotoxins and microalgae fish feed

Patricia Neira,

Marine Institute

PRIMROSE – Predicting the Impact of Regional Scale events

on the Aquaculture Sector

Brian Nolan,

Sea Fisheries Protection Authority

Ireland’s Shellfish Monitoring Programme

Tara Chamberlain/Paula Hynes, Marine Institute

National Phytoplankton Monitoring Programme

David Lyons,

Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Brace yourselves……Winter (& Regulation 625) is coming

Paul Hickey,

Health Services Executive

The Environmental Health Service role in Molluscan Shellfish Safety Control

Sarah Twomey,

Sea Fisheries Protection Authority

Regulatory requirements in a no deal Brexit scenario

Tea/Coffee Break

Session 3 – Stands/Posters & Discussion

Irish Shellfish Association            Bord Iascaigh Mhara                    Water Institute, Dublin City University         

Health Services Executive             Sligo Institute of Technology       Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Marine Institute                           Food Safety Authority of Ireland   Sea Fisheries Protection Authority