Divers hope to finish building new artificial shellfish reefs off Bribie Island today

December 15, 2017 | Shellfish News
Three different types of artificial shellfish reefs are being installed over 1ha of Kakadu Beach, including a biodegradable potato starch matrix developed in the Netherlands and not used before in Australia. Steel cages filled with shells and a patch reef construction used to simulate a natural reef structure ... ...read more
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Fishermen Push For Access To Falmouth's Pilot Aquaculture Program

December 14, 2017 | Shellfish News
The town's draft aquaculture management plan proposes licensing private sites in six of Falmouth's estuaries for floating shellfish farms on a four- or two-year rotational basis. The plan would provide different “license sites” for families and disabled veterans, experienced commercial farmers and those ... ...read more
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DRA's new water quality lab will help trace sources of bacterial contamination

December 14, 2017 | Shellfish News
Anywhere shellfish are harvested, Maine's Department of Marine Resources regularly tests bacterial levels to make sure the shellfish are safe for eating. While it's critical to determine whether bacterial contamination is present, this sampling is limited to certain areas, and may not provide information ... ...read more
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Toxic health scare: Mindarie Marina seafood eaters urged to seek medical help

December 14, 2017 | Shellfish News
"Anyone who has consumed shellfish, crabs or fish collected from the marina and experiences any of these symptoms should seek urgent medical attention, particularly if they feel any respiratory distress. "Do not discard uneaten portions of mussels or other shellfish." Shellfish can include oysters, ... ...read more
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Health Department issues warning about shellfish caught at Mindarie Marina

December 14, 2017 | Shellfish News
THE Health Department has warned people not to eat fish, crabs or shellfish collected from Mindarie Marina in case it causes muscular paralysis. Recent testing confirmed potentially toxic microscopic algae at elevated levels. WA Health environmental health director Jim Dodds said the detected ... ...read more
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Mindarie poisoning warning: people urged not to eat fish, crabs or shellfish collected from marina

December 14, 2017 | Shellfish News
THE Department of Health has warned people against eating fish, crabs or shellfish collected from Mindarie Marina - because of fears of paralytic poisoning. The department's environmental health director Jim Dodds said a potentially toxic microscopic algae called “Alexandrium spp” had been detected ... ...read more
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WDFW plans first razor clam digs of 2018, starting New Year's Day

December 13, 2017 | Shellfish News
OLYMPIA – How about starting the new year by digging razor clams. State shellfish managers have proposed the first round of razor clam digs in 2018, starting with the addition of New Year's Day on two beaches followed by a weeklong dig extending from late January into early February. ...read more
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OUTDOORS: Razor clam digs to ring in the new year

December 13, 2017 | Shellfish News
Dan Ayres, Fish and Wildlife coastal shellfish manager, said the Jan. 1 opening is designed to give families a chance to ring in the new year digging clams on the beach. “We know that digging razor clams is a New Year's tradition for many families and we want to help them keep tradition alive,” Ayres ... ...read more
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State plans first razor clam digs of 2018, starting New Year's Day

December 13, 2017 | Shellfish News
OLYMPIA – State shellfish managers have proposed the first round of razor clam digs in 2018, starting with the addition of New Year's Day on two beaches followed by a weeklong dig extending from late January into early February. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will confirm that ... ...read more
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Shellfish testing facility, Analytical Services Tasmania, upgraded

December 13, 2017 | Shellfish News
A biotoxin testing facility in the state's south will be upgraded, meaning samples will no longer have to be sent interstate for results. The government has invested $1.2 million into the Analytical Services Tasmania upgrade that will allow for the highest standard of testing for oysters, mussels and other ... ...read more
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