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Contextualising shellfish food safety in Northern Australia

The emerging edible oyster industry in northern Australia involves Aboriginal communities, industry and governments. To ensure that local markets can be supplied, as well the potential for expansion over time, there is a need to implement an adequate food safety program. Preliminary shellfish quality assurance assessments have been conducted at oyster farming trials in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. However, there remains a gap in the knowledge of shellfish food safety risks and the most appropriate way to administer a shellfish food safety program in Northern Australia. This investment will assess food safety concerns and associated risks in tropical Australia and develop models for shellfish food safety programs in tropical Australian conditions.

Project date

31 Dec 2020-29 Jun 2022
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Principal investigator

Sarah Ugalde

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Aquaculture Wild catch fisheries

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) is a co-funded partnership between its two stakeholders, the Australian Government and the …

Multiple industries
Aquaculture Wild catch fisheries
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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