News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.



Human enteric viruses in shellfish, part 4

Pathogenic noroviruses have been identified in shellfish from various countries in Europe. The major cause of outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis in humans, norovirus infection is transmitted three main ways, led by consumption of shellfish. 

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Mollusk culture in Portugal

Most of the shellfish industry in Portugal is located on the country’s southern coast, where the production is dominated by the grooved carpet shell clam, followed by Japanese and Portuguese cupped oysters, and mussels.