The following are two annual reports of the shellfish
officers in the town of Edgartown for the years 1962 and 2004.
Processing boss Mark Swistun said: "This is definitely a threat to the industry and we will have to change our policies.
In collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's CoastWatch program, they plan to develop products for coastal managers such as charts of conditions that raise the risk of domoic acid poisoning of shellfish
. CoastWatch also plans to post satellite maps of regions where blooms exist or are developing on its website.
The field office here is still waiting for a confirmatory test of shellfish
samples sent to the BFAR main office.
beds and reefs are vital to the healthy ecological functioning of the Hauraki Gulf.
The BFAR cautioned residents near these bays against gathering, selling and eating all types of shellfish
and 'alamang' (krill) or 'hipon' (small shrimp) from these areas to avoid poisoning.
If anyone becomes ill after eating shellfish
from an area where a public health warning has been issued, phone Healthline for advice on 0800 61 11 16, or seek medical attention immediately.
Idris said they are now extra careful to all shellfish
raisers by ensuring their accreditation permits and in conducting regular laboratory testing.
The official appealed to the public to refrain from eating, harvesting, selling and buying shellfishes
and Acetes sp, locally known as 'alamang or hipon' from said areas until the shellfish
toxicity level has gone down below the regulatory level.
This means that all types of shellfish
and Acetes sp., or alamang, gathered from such areas are not safe for human consumption.
The EU funding will support scientific research and technology in establishing the university's Shellfish
Centre to help grow the industry in Wales.
Each of the four towns--Brookhaven, East Hampton, Islip and Hempstead--will get about $400,000 to help restore shellfish
populations, part of the state Department of Environmental Conservation's $10.4 million effort to improve water quality and bolster coastal communities on Long Island, according to a DEC statement.