The available database comprises research projects in Fisheries, Aquaculture, Seafood Processing and Marine Biotechnology active in the time period 2003-2022.
BlueBio is an ERA-NET COFUND created to directly identify new and improve existing ways of bringing bio-based products and services to the market and find new ways of creating value from in the blue bioeconomy.

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Last Update: 2019/11/26

Assessing the Impact of Waste Water Treatment Plant Effluent on Norovirus contamination in shellfisheries
Bill Dore
MI - Marine Institute (Ireland)
NA - Not available (Not available)
€ 330,000
Norovirus (NoV) is the leading cause of gastroenteritis in the general population. NoV contamination of shellfisheries presents a significant public health risk. This study will compare NoV survival during sewage treatment and in seawater alongside indicator organisms. The impact of sewage discharges on NoV contamination in shellfisheries will be assessed. In-situ studies will investigate NoV levels in influent and effluent from a Waste water treatment plant (WWTP). The relative impact of storm overflows and continuous treated sewage discharges will be investigated. Laboratory studies will investigate the survival of NoV in seawater. Finally, laboratory-based studies will investigate the use of UV treatment of secondary effluents to reduce NoV levels. This project will produce a report providing the first data set on NoV survival during sewage treatment and in the marine environment in an Irish setting. It will provide data which allows the impact of sewage discharges on the NoV content in shellfisheries to be assessed. The information will allow regulatory authorities to more accurately assess the impact of existing and proposed sewage outfalls on NoV contamination of shellfisheries and other sensitive marine environments. This will allow future development of a model risk assessment approach for authorities to assess the impact of WWTP effluent on NoV levels in shellfisheries The project will also produce 2-4 peer reviewed papers.
Disease; Human health; Shellfish; Impacts; Risk assessment; Waste water;
West of Ireland (27.VIIb)
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