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Proposed risk-based approach for the biotoxin monitoring programme in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

The proposed new risk-based approach for the monitoring of marine biotoxins in live bivalve molluscs

Last updated: 16 December 2019
Summary of responses

Northern Ireland

About this consultation

Subject of the consultation

This consultation concerns a proposed new risk-based approach to monitoring marine biotoxins in live bivalve molluscs. Sampling frequencies will no longer be set at regular intervals but will be influenced by variables such as location, past exceedance and toxin type.

Purpose of the consultation

To provide stakeholders with the opportunity to share views on our proposals to implement a new risk-based approach to Northern Ireland’s biotoxin monitoring programme.

Who will this consultation be of most interest to?

  • District Councils
  • Loughs Agency
  • DAERA Marine and Fisheries
  • Private sampling contractor for Belfast and Larne Lough
  • Shellfish industry representative – Aquaculture Initiative and Seafish
  • Shellfish harvesters
  • Agri-Food Biosciences Institute (AFBI)

Consultation pack

Views and comments

Please send any comments and views to:
Tel: 028 9041 7700
Or by post to:
Michaela Mervyn
10A-10C Clarendon Road


Publication of response summary

Within three months of a consultation ending we aim to publish a summary of responses received and provide a link to it from this page.

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Further information

This consultation has been prepared in accordance with HM Government Consultation Principles. If an Impact Assessment has been produced, this is included in the consultation documents. If no Impact Assessment has been provided, the reason will be given in the consultation document.