Colchester: Oyster growers hit back at virus report

Colchester: Oyster growers hit back at virus report

A study by the discovered that 76% of oysters tested had of the infectious winter vomiting .

However, Graham , operations manager at Colchester Oyster Fishery, said he was disappointed with the way the information had been put forward.

He said that most of the oysters found with the virus were “of such low detection levels they are not really of any relevance”.

“What you have to understand is that it’s a wild product and everything contains a trace of something or other,” he said.

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