VIVALDI (Preventing and Mitigating Farmed Bivalve Diseases) is a European scientific project, financed in the framework of the EU Research and Development programme called Horizon 2020. It is carried out by a consortium of 21 partners, from 10 countries. It will last 4 years, till February 2020. VIVALDI’s overarching purpose is to increase the sustainability and competitiveness of the European shellfish industry. For this, it will aim at improving the understanding of the diseases and developing practical solutions to prevent, control and manage them. The main species to be studied will be: oysters, mussels, clams and scallops.
This is a review of existing published global/regional strategies to avoid entrance and survival of Ostreid herpesvirus 1 (OsHV-1) in hatchery and nursery systems producing oysters Crassostrea gigas.
Author: CJ Rodgers, IRTA
Bivalve diseases were at the heart of the discussion in this workshop organised by the VIVALDI project, focusing on pathogen diversity and emergence.
The 2017 General Assembly of the VIVALDI project took place from 10 to 12 May 2017, in L'Ampolla in Catalunya, at the kind invitation of IRTA.
This Information Day on VIVALDI offered local stakeholders (scientists, producers, competent authorities...) the opportunity to hear about the project and the activities planned by the Irish partners.
Italian and French researchers involved in VIVALDI have published 3 articles emphasising some first scientific results partially obtained thanks to our project.
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