Abstract: Since fish meat which has a wide range of consumption among people may harbors pathogens its microbial quality is crucially important in public health. This study focuses on the level of bacterial counts in two kinds of fish (Scomberomorus juttatus, Otolithes ruber) harvested from some South coastal areas of Iran (Booshehr Province) subjected to refrigerated-transportion to Kazeroon. Hence, this research was commenced to address whether freshly harvested fish stored under 2-3 h refrigeration presented any likely problems such as generating bacterial levels in excess of regulatory standards. In this study, 25 samples of Scomberomorus juttatus and 25 samples of Otolithes ruber were studied for total bacteria, coliform and V. parahaemolyticus counts. However, non of the samples exceeded the standard value and this study shows that the overall microbial quality of fresh South-harvested fish is acceptable and according to the standard values, while it is loaded in Kazeroon.
M.S.A. Ghasemi, P. Azadnia and M.H. Rahnama, 2010. Bacterial Counts in Two Species (Scomberomorus juttatus and Otolithes ruber) of Fresh South-Harvested Fish, While Loading in Kazeroon. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9: 671-673.