[Australia] Product recalls can hit a food business’s bottom line hard, so what if shellfish growers could pre-empt an algal toxic outbreak? Continue reading Tasmanian mussel producer develops algae plan to avoid product recalls
[New Zealand] Dr Lesley Rhodes, a scientist who has revolutionised the management of marine algal blooms, has been appointment as Continue reading Royal recognition for algal expert
[Global,USA] Just the thought of harvested seal or walrus being contaminated with biotoxins is a big concern for Alaska residents who feed them to their families. Continue reading Biotoxins may affect human use of Arctic mammals
Scientists onboard a NOAA research vessel are beginning a survey of what could be the largest toxic algae bloom ever recorded off the West Coast.
A team of federal biologists set out from Oregon Monday to survey what could be Continue reading Toxic algae bloom might be largest ever
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation reopened approximately 3,600 acres of shellfish lands in the Town of Southampton on Friday, two weeks after closing the area following the detection of saxitoxin, a marine biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning. A prohibition on Continue reading State Reopens Shellfishing Areas, Warns of Blue-Green Algae in Southampton
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Spencer Fire, an assistant professor in Florida Institute of Technology’s Department of Biological Sciences, will present, “Marine Biotoxins: Emergence of Harmful Algal Blooms as Health Threats to Marine Wildlife,” starting at 8 p.m. Friday, April Continue reading Florida Tech Public Science Lecture April 27 to Focus on Algal Blooms’ Impact on Wildlife
SINGAPORE — Following the mass fish deaths that affected farmers along the eastern Johor Straits over the weekend, other marine wildlife, including species such as Frogfish, horseshoe crab and puffer fish, have washed up on Pasir Ris beach.
The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said the post-mortem results of fish samples collected from the affected farms indicated the Continue reading More dead fish, marine life at Pasir Ris beach
The most serious algal toxin threat to New Zealand shellfish can now be detected faster and at around a quarter of the previous cost through a new test method likely to be introduced this year. The test for paralytic shellfish toxin (PST), the most serious of shellfish poisoning syndromes caused by harmful algae, has been developed by New Zealand’s Cawthron Institute in collaboration with the UK’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science.
[New Zealand] Cawthron Institute has today announced a global distribution agreement with international analytical and chemical Continue reading Partnership between Sigma-Aldrich and Cawthron to supply algal toxins worldwide