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Training Provided on Shellfish Health and Safety

Lucy Towers
16 July 2013, at 1:00am

ARGENTINA - The Directorate of Aquaculture has conducted a a workshop 'Best Practices and Classification of Shellfish Production Areas' for training in the extraction and growing of shellfish.

The training was held at the National University Comahue and attended by provincial officials, municipal, fishermen and traders of these products.

Topics covered included standards to be met, the requirements of external markets for Argentinian products and the problems associated with harmful algal blooms (red tides).

Specifically, the training looked at the control of HAB's, characterisation of toxins and the threat these toxins can have to public health.