Project Details


The overarching goal of VIVALDI is to increase the sustainability and competitiveness of the European shellfish industry by improving the understanding of bivalve diseases and by developing innovative solutions and tools for the prevention, control and mitigation of the major pathogens affecting the main European farmed shellfish species: Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas), mussels (Mytilus edulis and M. galloprovincialis), European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis), clams (Venerupis philippinarum) and scallops (Pecten maximus). The project addresses the most harmful pathogens : the virus Ostreid herpesvirus 1 (OsHV-1), Vibrio species including V. aestuarianus, V. splendidus, V. harveyi and V. tapetis, as well the parasites Perkinsus olseni and Bonamia ostreae. WMR focusses on Pacific oysters and the oyster herpes virus.

Effective start/end date1/01/1631/12/18