A bacteriological survey of an oyster-growing area: The Oualidia Lagoon, Morocco

N. Bouchriti, A. El Marrakchi, A. Fahim, S. M. Goyal

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Abstract

A 3-year bacteriological survey of an oyster-growing area in Morocco, where the Japanese oyster (Crassostrea gigas) is grown, showed that the contamination of this lagunar ecosystem was not continuous but intermittent and that animal manure and human recreational activities were important sources of pollution. The major source of contamination was of animal origin, except during the summer, when human contamination prevailed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)546-549
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1992

Keywords

  • FC/FS ratio
  • Faecal streptococci
  • Morocco
  • public health
  • shellfish contamination
  • water pollution

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