Risk analysis on the import of seed mussels from Norway into the Wadden Sea

J.W.M. Wijsman, J.E. Tamis, N.H.B.M. Kaag, C.C. Karman, E.M. Foekema, A.C. Smaal

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This report is the result of a risk analysis on the introduction of exotic nonCindigenous species with the import of rope culture mussels from Norway into the Wadden Sea. Based on available literature data and expert judgement, the target species are identified and the risks of these species are assessed semiCquantatively. Based on the risk analysis it is concluded that the risk of introducing exotic nonCindigenous species into the Dutch part of the Wadden Sea with the import of mussels from Norway is low, but not totally absent.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationYerseke/Den Helder
Number of pages62
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameReport / Wageningen IMARES
No.nr. C102/07


  • fisheries
  • shellfish fisheries
  • introduction
  • introduced species
  • mussels
  • risk assessment
  • norway
  • netherlands
  • marine areas
  • fisheries ecology
  • ecological risk assessment
  • wadden sea
  • aquatic ecology
  • marine biology


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