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There has been a rise in the incidence of illness occurring due to Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) in seafood. To address this, in early 2021 SafeFish commissioned a three-part webinar series to educate its stakeholders on the different types of Vibrios that can cause illness, possible management options for controlling these bacteria in Australia, and what the potential next steps for Australia could/should be to deal with this emerging issue.

In addition, SafeFish has also collated a list of useful resources relating to Vibrio research, risk management, and method detection. To download this document, please click here.

Session 1: Introduction to Vibrios, science and mitigation strategies


  • Dr. Dorothy Jean McCoubrey (Dorothy-Jean & Associates)

Session 2: Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) Best Management Practices


  • Dr. Dorothy Jean McCoubrey (Dorothy-Jean & Associates)

  • Mr. Owen Hunt (Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and the Environment, Tasmania)

  • Mr. Dan Roden (Tas Cleanwater Oysters)

Session 3: Options for control policies


  • Dr. Dorothy Jean McCoubrey (Dorothy-Jean & Associates)

  • Mr. Bill Dewey (Taylors Shellfish Farms, Shelton Washington, US)

  • Dr. Enrico Buenaventura (Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Food Directorate, Health Canada)


Vibrio parahaemolyticus: A Guide for Tasmanian Shellfish Growers. 

A useful resource for Australian oyster growers is also these  best practice guidelines developed through Oysters Tasmania. Click here, or on the image, to download.

South Australian Growers

There is also a South Australia Addendum to this guide. The addendum outlines the elements which are not relevant in South Australia, and provides some additional considerations for SA growers. The South Australia Addendum can be downloaded here.

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