Biotoxin Management

Many shellfish are subject to absorption of biotoxins which are released during algal blooms. Abalone are slow absorbers of biotoxins and there has been little concern until recent times. However an algal bloom in 2019 caused the closure of many East Coast blocks as a precautionary measure and a more rigorous monitoring process is now underway. The management of biotoxins is controlled by a biotoxin management plan which is presently under review.