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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Shellfish biotoxin warnings lifted on entire coastline

January 7, 2018 | Shellfish News
People are once more able to gather shellfish from anywhere along the country's coastline without risk of becoming ill. The Ministry for Primary Industries today lifted all biotoxin warnings for Northland's west coast and the Bay of Plenty. There are now no warnings in place anywhere in New Zealand. ...read more
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Greenwich Shellfish Commission holds cooking event

January 7, 2018 | Shellfish News
The Greenwich Shellfish Commission held a shellfish cooking event at Greenwich Point Park's Innis Arden Cottage on Sunday. Mill Street Bar & Table Executive Chef and Managing Partner Geoff Lazlo gave a presentation on creative cooking ideas for clams, oysters and mussels that can be found ... ...read more
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El Rio scores 47 on recent health inspection

January 7, 2018 | Shellfish News
Issues noted in the inspection report include problems with managerial controls, a chef prepping tomatoes with bare hands, not having required paperwork for shellfish, food not being held at the proper temperature and food not being discarded at the proper time. Previously, the restaurant earned scores ... ...read more
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POINT OF VIEW: Not all net pens are created equal

January 7, 2018 | Shellfish News
Retaining our rights to harvest fin and shellfish was one of the key provisions of the Treaty of Point No Point that we negotiated with the federal government in 1855 — rights that have been reaffirmed in several court cases, including the Boldt and Rafeedie decisions. The abundance of fish that once ... ...read more
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