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Galicia strengthens collaboration with Portugal in the control of bivalve mollusc production

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, 26 (EUROPE PRESS)

The director of the Technological Institute for the Control of the Marine Environment of Galicia (Intecmar), Covadonga Salgado, and professionals from the center based in Vilagarcía de Arousa visited in recent days the facilities that the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA) has in Argés, in the Lisbon district, to strengthen collaboration between the two research organizations in the field of bivalve production control.

The representatives of the center dependent on the Consellería do Mar and its Portuguese counterpart analyzed how to take advantage of synergies and advance in the improvement of its control work, with the aim of guaranteeing the hygienic-sanitary conditions of these resources and safeguarding the health public.

According to Mar, it is a visit that is added to the one made by the Regional Minister Rosa Quintana and the director of Intecmar herself to this institute last November.

Intecmar is an international reference center that has more than 25 years of experience in the field and has just assumed the role of national reference laboratory in the control of marine biotoxins within the framework of an agreement with the Spanish Safety Agency. Food and Nutrition (Aesan), to collaborate in this area.

Meanwhile, the Portuguese institute depends on the Portuguese State and is dedicated to research related to the sea, climatology and agriculture.