Flesh-eating bacteria kills Texas woman who ate raw oysters, went crabbing in Louisiana

January 8, 2018 | Shellfish News
Humans can contract the bacteria by eating under-cooked shellfish or getting contaminated water in a cut or open wound. The bacteria is commonly found in warm, brackish and saltwater during the summer months and can also be found in raw or under-cooked shellfish. LeBlanc had been exposed to ... ...read more
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Shellfish biotoxin alert lifted

January 8, 2018 | Shellfish News
Warm, calm sea conditions in the Tasman Sea during Spring are likely to be behind the Alexandrium catenella toxic algal bloom that has been plaguing the North Island's west coast. The shellfish gathering ban has just been lifted by Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). Shellfish are filter feeders meaning ... ...read more
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Delaware Shellfish Advisory Council to meet Jan. 10 in Dover

January 8, 2018 | Shellfish News
DOVER – Delaware's Shellfish Advisory Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, in the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. The Council will discuss the oyster stock status and the 2018 oyster quota, the 2018 outlook for blue crab, and several other shellfish topics. For more ... ...read more
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Texas woman dies after contracting flesh-eating disease from raw oysters

January 8, 2018 | Shellfish News
“Most people become infected by eating raw or undercooked shellfish, particularly oysters. Certain Vibrio species can also cause a skin infection when an open wound is exposed to brackish or salt water,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. LeBlanc had been in contact with ... ...read more
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Woman Dies From Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Eating Raw Oysters

January 8, 2018 | Shellfish News
The incident happened in September when Vicki Berquist and her wife Jeanette LeBlanc were visiting Louisiana. The duo went crabbing with friends and family and consumed roughly two dozen raw oysters. LeBlanc's health almost immediately took a turn, at first in the form of respiratory distress and a ... ...read more
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Amagansett yacht club sues Suffolk over shellfish leases

January 8, 2018 | Shellfish News
An Amagansett yacht club has filed a lawsuit against Suffolk County's aquaculture lease program, alleging 21 potential leases for shellfish farms in Napeague Bay could infringe on members' sailing. Devon Yacht Club, which according to the filing in State Supreme Court in Riverhead, has 326 member ... ...read more
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A woman died after contracting flesh-eating bacteria from eating raw oysters — here's why a food ...

January 8, 2018 | Shellfish News
One food expert says that he has seen more foodborne illnesses linked to shellfish in the past five years than in the two previous decades. A Texan woman has died after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria after eating raw oysters on a trip to the the Louisiana coast. Jeanette LeBlanc died after a ... ...read more
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Woman dies from flesh-eating bacteria after eating raw oysters, officials say

January 8, 2018 | Shellfish News
Don't eat raw or undercooked oysters or other shellfish. Cook them before eating. Always wash your hands with soap and water after handing raw shellfish. Avoid contaminating cooked shellfish with raw shellfish and its juices. Stay out of brackish or salt water if you have a wound (including cuts and ... ...read more
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Norway hopes for upturn in shrimp picture for 2018

January 8, 2018 | Shellfish News
Sweden was the largest export market for shellfish from Norway in 2017, followed by South Korea and Denmark, NSC said. The reduced export value for shellfish in 2017 was caused by reduced catches of king crab, snow crab and shrimp, which was not compensated by higher prices. However, 2015 ... ...read more
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Shellfish back on the menu

January 7, 2018 | Shellfish News
Tuatua from the beach and mussels from the rocks along the coast are back on the menu following the removal today of shellfish biotoxin warnings. The biotoxin warning first posted on November 2 and extended during the month to include the Eastern and Western Bay of Plenty, as routine tests on ... ...read more
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