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)
Views and comments
Tel: 028 9041 7700
10A-10C Clarendon Road
Publication of response summary
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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.