Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Marteilia Refringens detected in blue mussels UK

Samples of the blue (edible)  mussel from the Tamar estuary in Cornwall has shown to be infected with Marteilia Refringens. The Center for Environment, fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (Cefas) has urged that there be no movement to and from the contaminated areas. This is the first recorded incident of Marteilia Refringens in the UK, the disease is listed as a non-exotic to the European Union.

Marteilia Refringens has been detected before in native oysters and mussels from the coastal waters of a number of member states including France, Spain, Portugal and Greece. Cefas has ordered that there be no movement of mussels in the infected area. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers
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