Since 2007, the PICES (North Pacific Marine Science Organization) Seafood Safety Project has worked to develop a community-based system for the assessment of marine biotoxins that are transferred through the food chain and can impact seafood security and community health.
Dr. Charles Trick (Beryl Ivey Chair for Ecosystem Health, Western University) and his team focused on seafood that was contaminated with marine toxins derived from periodic outbreaks of harmful algal
bloom species (HABs).
In this seminar, Dr. Trick will illustrate the success and failures of merging the science of HAB species with the needs of community and the decisions of governments in Guatemala, Indonesia and the Cook Islands.
McMaster Innovation Park
Conference Room 1A
175 Longwood South