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Title:

Development of management recommendations to assist in advisories around seafood safety during toxic bloom events in Gippsland Lakes

Project Number:

2013-217

Organisation:

University of Melbourne

Principal Investigator:

Vincent Pettigrove

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$200,000.00

Program(s):

Industry

Objectives

1. Determine uptake, elimination and tissue distribution of nodularin in commercially and recreationally relevant species under laboratory and field conditions.

2. Review current algal bloom response plan for the Gippsland Lakes and those used in monitoring programs in Australia and around the world.

3. Provide sampling and risk management recommendations, based on scientific and research findings from objectives 1 & 2, to deal with fishing closures and re-opening during bloom events.