Study visit to the Croatian Veterinary Authorities (20/21 April 2016)

Representatives of Veterinary Authorities coming from Montenegro travelled to the Croatian city of Ston to experience the implementation of official controls in mollusc and fish aquaculture plants established in Croatia.

During the first theoretical session of the visit, experts from Croatian Veterinary Institute and Directorate for veterinary and food safety - Croatian Ministry of Agriculture explained the general requirements for the production, harvesting and placing on the market of live bivalve molluscs. The organization of official controls in Croatia were explained in details: from the classification of production areas and microbiological monitoring of harvesting areas, to hygiene requirements for purification and dispatch centers.

The Montenegrin Authorities - the Directorate for food safety, veterinary and phytosanitary affairs and the Directorate for Inspection of Montenegrin Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development - travelled and visited selected production areas in Ston, as well as purification and dispatch centers.

Final discussion and conclusion was focused on the state of the art of the implementation of official controls in Montenegro as planned in the work package no 5 of CAPS2 project.

This study visit was the occasion to share and strengthen the knowledge on important economic aspect of the Adriatic area, the mollusc production.



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