Shellfish poisoning in Japanese waters
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Under the supervision of the Fisheries Agency, each prefectural government has the responsibility of carrying out monitoring programs. Although some problems exist, monitoring operations have been proceeding successfully. Investigations concerning various aspects of shellfish poisoning are being conducted by 6 national institutions, 15 universities, and about 30 fisheries laboratories. Because shellfish poisoning is a kind of natural phenomenon, the only defense is the establishment of precise monitoring techniques to reduce damages. Efforts to improve monitoring, however, need to be carried out through fundamental research.
Anraku, M. (1984). Shellfish poisoning in Japanese waters. In A. W. White, M. Anraku, & K.-K. Hooi (Eds.), Toxic Red Tides and Shellfish Toxicity in Southeast Asia: Proceedings of a Consultative Meeting held in Singapore 11-14 September 1984 (pp. 105-109). Singapore: Marine Fisheries Research Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center; Ottawa, Canada: International Development Research Centre.