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Shellfish harvesting areas: Sanitary Survey

Produced by the Environment (Infrastructure, Housing and Environment)
Authored by Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science and published on 10 Oct 2012
Cost: £19,667.00


​EU Regulations impose a duty on the competent authority to conduct a 'sanitary survey' of shellfish production areas.

To comply with EU legislation, a priority for local and export markets, a sanitary survey of shellfish production areas has been carried out to ensure the mandatory sampling program provides suitable representation of the area.

The following information is reviewed and assessed in a sanitary survey:

  • location and extent of the bivalve mollusc fishery
  • type of shellfishery (species, method of harvest, seasonality of harvest)
  • location, type and volume of sewage discharges
  • location of river inputs and other potentially contaminated water courses (from OS maps / nautical charts)
  • location of harbours and marinas (from OS maps / nautical charts)
  • hydrographic and hydrometric data
  • existing microbiological data from water quality or shellfish monitoring undertaken in the same area or adjacent areas

Download Jersey Sanitary Report part 1 (size 2.31mb)
Download Jersey Sanitary Report part 2 (size 960kb)
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