Domoic acid in Portuguese shellfish and fish.

  title={Domoic acid in Portuguese shellfish and fish.},
  author={Paulo Vale and Maria Ant{\'o}nia de M Sampayo},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  volume={39 6},
The presence of domoic acid (DA) in Portuguese shellfish is a recurrent event that affects shellfish resources several times a year, mainly in spring and autumn. Levels of domoic acid as high as twice the regulatory level of 20 microg DA/g tissue are not unusual. When several shellfish species are exploited in the same restricted area, common cockle (Cerastoderma edule) and carpet shell (Venerupis pullastra) are usually amongst the most toxic, followed by peppery furrow shell, clam, mussel… CONTINUE READING

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