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.
The 2018 General Assembly of the VIVALDI project will take place from 6 to 8 March 2018, in Weymouth (UK), at the kind invitation of CEFAS.
This visit was organised as part of Vivaldi work on pathogen diversity and improving tools for better surveillance.
The VIVALDI Ifremer Days took place on 6 & 7 December on the IFREMER Bouin platform. About 40 persons involved in the VIVALDI project participated and exchanged on the ongoing work and the first results of the project.
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.
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