Impact of meteorogical conditions on the Thau lagoon’s shellfish farming area. Results and discussion

Type Poster
Date 2009-06
Language English
Author(s) Serais Ophelie, Amouroux Isabelle, Derolez ValerieORCID
Meeting 7th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety. Nantes, 14-19 juin 2009
French abstract With 750 producers, 2750 tables for breeding, 13 000 tons of oysters and 2 500 tons of mussels marketed every year, the shellfish production of the Thau lagoon represents at least 10 % of the national French production and a direct turnover of 33 millions € (Rey Valette, 2004). The Thau lagoon is a semi-enclosed coastal system sensitive to faecal inputs from the watershed (280 km2). In June 2004, the Autorithies classified the Thau lagoon as a « class B » area, from which live bivalve molluscs can be marketed for human consumption only after depuration. Until then, shellfish used to be collected for direct human consumption.

The sanitary monitoring of the Thau lagoon shellfish growing area is conducted by the Ifremer french microbiological monitoring network for shellfish harvesting areas (Remi). The aim of the sudy is to determine the evolution of microbiological quality of the Thau lagoon’s shellfish and the impact of meteorogical conditions, with an analysis of Remi data collected during a 10 years period.
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Serais Ophelie, Amouroux Isabelle, Derolez Valerie (2009). Impact of meteorogical conditions on the Thau lagoon’s shellfish farming area. Results and discussion. 7th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety. Nantes, 14-19 juin 2009. https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00014/12572/