Biotoxin Monitoring Program
Entry ID: gomc_9

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Summary
Abstract: Bivalve shellfish are highly sensitive to the quality of their marine
environment. They feed on microscopic plants that can sometimes produce marine
biotoxins, which can build up in their tissues. Eating shellfish with high
levels of these biotoxins can lead to serious and potentially fatal illness.
Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP), as well as ... View entire text
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Description: Data available by special request according to needs. Data resides at
individual Shellfish Control Agencies for each classified shellfish area, e.g.,
SW Nova Scotia, eastern Nova Scotia, New Brunswick. Phone contact for data
requests: 902-742-6874.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 54.48   S: 43.21   E: -51.45   W: -133.57

ISO Topic Category
Quality In order to maintain reliability of bioassay results, the period of time
between the digging of shellfish and extraction should be uniform and limited.
Each sample must be properly identified with the area of digging, the species,
the date of digging and the sampling officer's name. Samples should be stored
at refrigerated ... View entire text
Access Constraints There is no open public access to data. All requests must be individually
directed to a specific Shellfish Control Agency for each of the classified
shellfish areas in the region, i.e., Eastern Nova Scotia, SW Nova Scotia, New
Brunswick. Requests may be made by calling the Biotoxin Monitoring Program
Office in Yarmouth, NS at 902-742-6874.
Use Constraints The agency is not obligated to release data to the public. Constraints may
exist and should be discussed when making requests.
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/toce.shtml

Data Center Personnel
Name: KAREN WHITE
Phone: (902) 742-6846
Email: whiteka at inspection.cg.ca
Contact Address:
215 Main Street
City: Yarmouth
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B5A 1C6
Country: Canada
Distribution
Distribution Media: Various Online Data Transfer method
Fees: No
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (902) 742-6846
Email: whiteka at inspection.cg.ca
Contact Address:
215 Main Street
City: Yarmouth
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B5A 1C6
Country: Canada
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-26
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