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Data set name

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) Inshore Shellfish Biotoxins Monitoring around Ireland since 2002

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time periodFrom 2002 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Coastline of the Republic of Ireland.

Observations 
Parameters

Date and time; Shellfish morphology, age and physiology

Description 
Summary

Shellfish samples collected at 163 coastal sites and analysed in the laboratory for biotoxins. Biotoxins sampled for include AZAs and DSPs. Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) programme has collected shellfish samples from aquaculture sites located along the coastline of Ireland between Strangford Lough and Lough Foyle. Samples have been collected under this programme since 2002. Shellfish biotoxins determine whether an aquaculture site is open for production and in some cases is closed pending or closed due to adverse toxins in the shellfish. Shellfish samples have been collected by samplers and delivered to the Marine Institute laboratory for biotoxins analysis using ISO testing standards. The HABs programme has been a joint initiative between the Marine Institute (MI) and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). Data complete for all samples surveyed since 2002.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Data web sitehttps://data.gov.ie/dataset/habs-inshore-shellfish-biotoxins-monitoring
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilityLicence
ContactDave Clarke (Team Leader)
Address

Marine Institute
Rinville
Oranmore
Co. Galway
H91 R673
Ireland

Telephone+353-91-387200
Facsimile+353-91-387201
Emaildatarequests@marine.ie
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierf0c32fdd-4c5c-11df-9879-0800200c9a66
Global identifier1979
Last revised2017-12-04