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 approved.

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.

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)


FAO Guide to bivale depuration: fundemental and practical aspects (2008) - download it here.