Bivalve Purification Resources

Seafish Standard Designs for Purification Systems

Seafish have developed 5 guides to standard designs for purification systems and additional guidance for developing non standard systems. While operators are at liberty to develop their own systems for purifying bivalves, it is likely that such 'DIY' systems will require much more testing before they are able to be successfully challenge tested by the licensing authorities.

The standard models described in the Seafish guides have been extensively tested and used by industry and are a proven technology. There are a number of UK suppliers of the equipment needed to install these systems. Seafish does not approve installations, this is carried out by a Local Authority after challenge testing by an FSA appointed contractor.

Seafish is able to act as an independent adviser to businesses seeking to install , modify or improve a purification installation.

These Guides are available as PDFs below.

Vertical Stack Systems

Bulk Bin Systems

Large Scale Multi-layer Systems

Medium Scale Multi-layer Systems

Small Scale Shallow Tank Systems

Non Standard Design Guidance

Bivalve Good Manufacturing Practice Guidance (inc HACCP)