Perkinsosis affects molluscs in the five continents, resulting in high mortality of some commercial species and huge economic impact. Some species of the genus Perkinsus (P. olseni and P. mediterraneus) are known to affect bivalve molluscs of the European coasts and other species (P. marinus and P. chesapeaki) are exotic to Europe.
The goal of this project is to bring together industry, research community and administration in a 3 day workshop to address the threat of perkinsosis to European shellfish industry. The different aspects that have to be considered in the analysis of the disease and its implications for the shellfish industry will be distributed in 5 groups (the genus Perkinsus, epizootiology, host-pathogen interaction, effects on industry and cont rol and fighting strategies), each of them representing a task and a session in the workshop.
Preparation of the workshop will involve the production of a document for each task that will be the basis for discussion in the workshop. Special emphasis will deserve looking for the involvement of European industry and regulators, and experts from other countries whose shellfish industries are deeply concerned with perkinsosis, such as USA, South Korea and Australia. Outcomes of the workshop will be state of the art knowledge, current and future research priorities and recommendations for industry and for policy makers, all of which will be included in a specific publication to enhance its broad dissemination
Field of science
- /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality
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Funding SchemeSSA - Specific Support Action