Preventing and Mitigating Farmed Bivalve Diseases (VIVALDI)

Preventing and Mitigating Farmed Bivalve Diseases (VIVALDI)

Project Title: Preventing and mitigating farmed bivalve diseases (VIVALDI)

Researcher:PI Prof Sarah Culloty, Research Fellow Dr Sharon Lynch

T: 021 4904646


Funding Body: EU H2020 SFS 2014-2015

Project type: Collaborative Research Project

Period: 4 years; 2015-2019

Project description:

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 philipinarum) and scallops (Pecten maximus).

Environmental Research Institute

University College Cork, Lee Road, Cork