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.
From 10 to 14 September, 3 VIVALDI partners (CNRS, F - University of Padova, IT - SYSAAF, F) are gathered to sample more than 1000 manila clams in the Venice lagoon.
On 29 August 2018, in the framework of Aqua 2018 in Montpellier (F), the VIVALDI consortium organised an open workshop entitled “Acting together to better prevent and mitigate farmed bivalve diseases”. All the presentations are available here!
Thanks to two surveys carried out in 2016 and 2017, categories of stakeholders concerned by shellfish diseases have been defined and their perceptions regarding the disease issue have been collected. This work was developed with a view to providing an improved understanding of the relationships between these categories.
Since the beginning of the year 2018, Spanish, English and Italian researchers involved in VIVALDI have published 3 articles emphasising some first scientific results notably obtained thanks to our project.
Several VIVALDI works have been presented at the National Fisheries Association meeting in Seattle, by colleagues from the University of Cork (IE) and Ifremer (F).
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