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.
Throughout Europe, debate is taking place as to whether new fish farms, wind farms, tourist facilities or marine and/or coastal protected areas should be established. Competition for space is increasing. In the COEXIST project, partners from 10 European countries are