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Title:

Verification program for the use of 'Rapid Test Kits' to safeguard and grow the WA Shellfish Industry

Project Number:

2018-107

Organisation:

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) WA

Principal Investigator:

Michael Pengelly

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$68,500.00

Program(s):

Industry

Objectives

1. Verify the use of ‘Rapid Biotoxin Test Kits’ to enable testing for Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP) under WA conditions.

2. Establish a capability (similar to that in other states) with regard to the requirements of the WASQAP which would include analytical laboratories, shellfish growers and government agencies.

3. Work with the DoH and other stakeholders to recommend the use of such kits and update respective WASQAP management plans and guidance material accordingly.