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shellfish,

popular name for certain edible mollusks (see MolluscaMollusca
, taxonomic name for the one of the largest phyla of invertebrate animals (Arthropoda is the largest) comprising more than 50,000 living mollusk species and about 35,000 fossil species dating back to the Cambrian period.
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), e.g., oysters, clams, and scallops, and for certain edible crustaceanscrustacean
, primarily aquatic arthropod of the subphylum Crustacea. Most of the 44,000 crustacean species are marine, but there are many freshwater forms. The few groups that inhabit terrestrial areas have not been particularly successful in an evolutionary sense; most require
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, e.g., crabs, lobsters, and shrimps. All are aquatic invertebrates with shells; they are not fish.

shellfish

[′shel‚fish]
(invertebrate zoology)
An aquatic invertebrate, such as a mollusk or crustacean, that has a shell or exoskeleton.

shellfish

any aquatic invertebrate having a shell or shell-like carapace, esp such an animal used as human food. Examples are crustaceans such as crabs and lobsters and molluscs such as oysters
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The harvest ban applies only to shellfish such as clams, oysters, mussels and scallops, and does not apply to crustaceans, such as crabs.
Tickets for the Alaska Shellfish Festival are $30 and available at SARDFA or the Ketchikan Visitors' Bureau.
In Alaska between 1973 and 2012, more than 200 cases of PSP and several deaths after consumption of shellfish meals containing STX and related compounds were reported (Gessner 1996, updated with Alaska Epidemiology bulletins).
Jose L Souto, Chef Lecturer and Head of Larder at Westminster Kingsway College who helped to launch the new guide, said: "The Seafood Guide is a great educational tool that all will find fascinating, it is the 'must-have' manual of fish and shellfish, with great photos and explanations covering a wide range of not only species but all the other aspects of the industry.
We describe a cluster of DSP illnesses that occurred in 2011 in which shellfish from the implicated harvest area exceeded the FDA regulatory guidance level for DSP toxins.
However, it was agreed that there is a need to address food safety risks associated with norovirus in raw shellfish and the Commission, together with Member States, will continue to explore risk management options, identifying areas where harmonised practices could be introduced.
NSSP establishes bacteriological standards for shellfish harvesting area classification.
Molluscan shellfish contaminated with fecal waste or norovirus are considered adulterated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
It st ressed that oyster cult ivators were already using technique s to avoid supplying infected shellfish and that it was working with the FSA and othe agencies to further improve the situation.
As a precautionary measure, the council has temporarily closed the affected areas until results demonstrate the shellfish quality to have returned to within acceptable limits.
From the National Research Council's Committee on Best Practices for Shellfish Mariculture and the Effects of Commercial Activities in Drakes Estero, Point Reyes National Seashore, California, this report clarifies the scientific issues involved in the shellfish mariculture activities of Drakes Estero, which lies within the Point Reyes National Seashore near San Francisco and contains a commercial shellfish mariculture operation.
Spider crab from Wales was on the menu and Dan Burgess presented a paper on the Welsh Seafood Strategy, while I delivered one on shellfish and wine.