Safe Management of Shellfish and Harvest Waters
Nonserial Publication
Rees, G., Pond, K., Kay, D., Bartram, J., Santo Domingo, J.
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241563826 ISBN-10    9241563826
Order Number    11500758 Format    Hard cover
Price    CHF    100.00 / US$    120.00 Developing countries:    CHF    70.00
English     2010        358   pages
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Summary
Unsafe water used for bivalve shellfish growing causes outbreaks of disease in both developed and developing countries worldwide. Scientists and regulators agree that change is required so that monitoring and management better reflect risks to shellfish consumers.

Safe Management of Shellfish and Harvest Waters is a new international text that comprehensively addresses the risks, monitoring and management of sewage contamination of bivalve shellfish harvest waters. It distills worldwide experience, identifies the challenges and opportunities that face the industry and suggests responses to those challenges.

Case studies are taken from a range of developing and developed countries to highlight different approaches and concerns and to allow practitioners to draw lessons from tropical and temperate situations.

New tools and techniques that may enable innovative regulation and management to improve public health are explored.

Safe Management of Shellfish and Harvest Waters will be invaluable for health agencies, water quality and shellfish regulatory agencies, and other environmental professionals working in the shellfish industry.