New Orleans—The duration of sensory blockade was significantly prolonged by a novel site 1 sodium channel blocker that belongs to the class of paralytic shellfish toxins.
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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.
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Oyster growers on Tasmania’s east coast will have to wait another week to resume harvesting to after two producers were forced to stop production last week.
The threat from a toxic algal bloom is… Continue reading Tasmanian shellfish industry will have to wait another week before threat from toxic algal bloom passes
Health authorities have warned people not to eat wild shellfish from the Huon Estuary, including Port Cygnet, after paralytic shellfish toxins were found in oyster samples…
Director of Public Health Roscoe Taylor said because of a hazardous algal bloom… Continue reading Consumers warned off shellfish from Huon Estuary