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Last Update: 2019/11/26

Advanced Tests about New Toxins appeared in Atlantic Area
Interreg IV
Strand B
Atlantic Area
Not Available
Luis M Botana
USC - University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
AFBI - Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (United Kingdom)ANFACO - Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes de Conservas de Pescados (Spain)CIT - Cork Institute of Technology (Ireland)CIIMAR - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (Portugal)CNRS - National Center for Scientific Research (France)QUB - Queen's University Belfast (United Kingdom)
€ 1,839,463
The effects of climate change and global temperature rising are imminent, irreversible and they impact directly or indirectly on the marine environment and population. The effects of climate change and global temperature rising are imminent, irreversible and they impact directly or indirectly on the marine environment and population. Marine ecosystems are under the effects produced by fluctuation in water temperature; this is responsible for the settlement of favourable ecological conditions for toxins reproduction. Although the Atlantic area coast is probably not the most affected by the negative influence of climate changes, (with more pressing areas being in warmer waters), its effects are already visible and worrying, requiring actions to ensure optimum levels of food safety for people of this coastal area and to minimize the further impact of its consequences in other sectors such as fisheries or tourism. Toxic episodes are a major public health problem whose impact is moved to areas such as tourism and a reduced consumption of seafood. Many local economies of this coastal area are subjected to uncertainty, as they rely upon live resources that are experiencing intense natural variability. Referring to this, the present priority is to tackle the appearance and multiplication of marine biotoxins: it is to determine and ensure an effective, fast and reliable control system to detect them. The current mode of reference in the European Union, the mouse bioassay, is not sufficiently sensitive, shows a significant change, requires time, is vulnerable to interference and is unethical in terms of animal welfare. The main objective of this project is to support and accelerate the development and introduction of a proper and efficient method of fast alternative detection based on antibodies and functional tests for biotoxins.
Climate change; Food safety; Toxic substances; Impacts;
Northern Oceanic (34.2) Canarias and Madeira Islands (34.1.2) Eastern English Channel (27.VIId) Southern North Sea (27.IVc) Central North Sea (27.IVb) Irish Sea (27.VIIa) Bristol Channel (27.VIIf) Western English Channel (27.VIIe) Celtic Sea North (27.VIIg) Celtic Sea South (27.VIIh) Bay of Biscay North (27.VIIIa) Skagerrak, Kattegat (27.IIIa) Bay of Biscay Central (27.VIIIb) East of Gotland or Gulf of Riga (27.IIId.28) Bothnian Sea (27.IIId.30) West of Gotland (27.IIId.27) Gulf of Finland (27.IIId.32) Southern Central Baltic-East (27.IIId.26) Southern Central Baltic-West (27.IIId.25) Baltic West of Bornholm (27.IIId.24) Faroes Grounds (27.Vb) Northwest Coast of Scotland and North Ireland (27.VIa) Bothnian Bay (27.IIId.31) Rockall (27.VIb) West of Ireland (27.VIIb) Porcupine Bank (27.VIIc) Southwest of Ireland-East (27.VIIj) Southwest of Ireland-West (27.VIIk) Bay of Biscay offshore (27.VIIId) West of Bay of Biscay (27.VIIIe) Iceland Grounds (27.Va) Southeast Greenland (27.XIVb) North of Azores (27.XIIa, 27.XIIb, 27.XIIc) Azores Grounds (27.Xa, 27.Xb) Norwegian Sea (27.IIa) Barents Sea (27.I) Northeast Greenland (27.XIVa) Spitzbergen and Bear Island (27.IIb) Marocco coast (34.1.1) Bay of Biscay Southern (27.VIIIc) Northen North Sea (27.IVa) Portuguese Waters (27.IXa,27.IXb) Archipelago Sea (27.IIId. 29) Sound, Belt Sea or Transition Area (27.IIIb,c)
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