Multiple approaches to assess the safety of artisanal marine food in a tropical estuary

A. C. Padovan, M. J. Neave, N. C. Munksgaard, K. S. Gibb

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    In this study, metal and metalloid concentrations and pathogens were measured in shellfish at different locations in a tropical estuary, including sites impacted by sewage and industry. Oyster, mangrove snails and mud snails did not exceed Australian and New Zealand Food Standards maximum levels for copper, lead or estimated inorganic arsenic at any site although copper concentrations in oysters and mud snails exceeded generally expected levels at some locations. Bacterial community composition in shellfish was species-specific regardless of location and different to the surrounding water and sediment. In the snails Telescopium telescopium, Terebralia palustris and Nerita balteata, some bacterial taxa differed between sites, but not in Saccostrea cucullata oysters. The abundance of potential human pathogens was very low and pathogen abundance or diversity was not associated with site classification, i.e. sewage impact, industry impact and reference.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number125
    Pages (from-to)1-15
    Number of pages15
    JournalEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment
    Volume189
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

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    Multiple approaches to assess the safety of artisanal marine food in a tropical estuary. / Padovan, A. C.; Neave, M. J.; Munksgaard, N. C.; Gibb, K. S.

    In: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Vol. 189, 125, 03.2017, p. 1-15.

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