Microbiological Quality of the Striped Venus (Chamelea gallina) and Wedge Clam (Donax trunculus) Harvested in Marmara Sea, Turkey.


ÇAKIR F. , ÇOLAKOĞLU F., ORMANCI H. B. , YIĞIN C. Ç.

9th CIESM Congress, Venice, Italy, 10 - 14 May 2010, pp.347

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Venice
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.347

Abstract

Abstract Microbiological quality of the economically important striped venus (Chamelea gallina) and wedge clam (Donax trunculus) were investigated in the Marmara Sea. In this purpose, total coliform, fecal coliform, E. coli, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, and Salmonella spp. of the clams were examined. In C. gallina total coliform, fecal coliform, and E. coli were below the limits of the Turkish Fisheries Regulations and EC Shellfish Hygiene Directive. Similar results were obtained for D. trunculus, except for one station in summer where E. coli were at the limit value. Although no Salmonella spp. were observed in both of the clams, V. parahaemolyticus was found in clams during the summer season. As a result, E. coli and V. parahaemolyticus in the clams, regular microbial monitoring of these species should be conducted in the Marmara Sea.
Keywords: Bivalves, Bacteria, Marmara Sea