workshop shellfish harvesting

The workshop for industry on sanitary surveys for shellfish harvesting areas will be held at FSAI’s Head Office in Dublin as well as online. 

SFPA, FSAI and the Marine Institute to Host Workshop for Industry on Sanitary Surveys for Shellfish Harvesting Areas

The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), and the Marine Institute will host a workshop for industry on Thursday, 8th February at 10am on the requirements relating to sanitary surveys for shellfish harvesting areas and Ireland’s implementation of the relevant legislation. The workshop will be held in person at FSAI’s Head Office in Dublin as well as online. 

The programme for the workshop is included below, and will include speakers from the SFPA, FSAI, and the Marine Institute, IFA-Aquaculture, CEFAS (UK) and AquaFact. The SFPA will provide presentations on Data Management and Shellfish Classification as well as an update on the Sanitary Survey Programme in Ireland. The keynote speaker will be Michelle Price-Howard from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Science (CEFAS).

Michelle works with CEFAS as Principal Scientist, Seafood Safety, and is an environmental microbiologist with 20 years’ experience in environmental assessment, water quality and food safety microbiology. Her work has included environmental risk assessments for sanitary surveys of both aquaculture and wild-harvest shellfisheries for Food Standards Scotland. She has also been involved in providing training at EU and national level on the planning and conducting of sanitary surveys.

There will be an extended session to allow for a discussion on any topic relevant to sanitary surveys that participants may wish to raise. However, to help better plan the event it would be useful if participants could send questions or topics in ahead of time to allow presenters to tailor their presentations to participants’ needs. Questions can still be asked on the day.

Questions or topics for discussion can be sent to Una Walton in FSAI –  [email protected]


Programme for the Workshop:
1000 Introduction to the workshop / Legal background & context FSAI
1020 Scientific background and aspects to sanitary surveys MI
1100 Technical Guidance – background and application CEFAS
1140 Coffee Break  
1200 Data Management & Shellfish Classification SFPA
1220 Sanitary Survey Programme, Ireland – background and update SFPA
1300 Sanitary Surveys – The Industry Perspective IFA-Aqua
1320 Discussion ALL
1400 Close  


Source: Press Release


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