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Molluscs of the Buenos Aires Coast

The vedas that were in force against that practice were lifted.

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The government of the province of Buenos Aires reported that commercial, artisanal or tourist extraction of bivalve molluscs (cockles, mussels, clams) and gastropods (snails) was restored in the area bounded by coastal points from Punta Piedra, north of Samborombón Bay, and south to the southern limit of the city of Samborombón Mar del Plata.

As a result of the analyses carried out on bivalve molluscs by the Mar del Plata Laboratory of the National Service for Agrofood Health and Quality (SENASA), a negative result was obtained to the test for diarrheal toxin of molluscs, in accordance with those of marine phytoplankton, carried out in Laboratory of Phytoplankton, carried out in Laboratory of Phytoplankton. Universidad Nacional de La Plata, where cells of the species producing diarrheal toxin mollusk were not recorded in quantitative samples.

According to a statement from the Buenos Aires Ministry of Agribusiness, “these results are framed as a sanitary condition required by SENASA Resolution 829/06 for the lifting of vedas and consequently it was considered necessary to restore the commercial extraction of these bivalve molluscs and gastropods”.

Source: Telam

Publication Date: 05/01/2019

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