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Workshop for the analysis of the impact of perkinsosis on the European shellfish industry

Objective

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

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-SSP-5-A
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Coordinator

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES MARINAS
Address
Pedras De Coron S/n
Vilanova De Arousa
Spain

Participants (6)

CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL MAR, FUNDACION CETMAR
Spain
Address
Eduardo Cabello S/n
Vigo
CONSEJO SUPERIOR INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Serrano 117
Madrid
INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
Rue Jean-jacques Rousseau, 155
Issy Les Moulineaux
ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLE VENEZIE
Italy
Address
Viale Della Universita 10
Legnaro (Pd)
UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE
France
Address
Rue Des Archives
Brest
UNIVERSITY OF ALGARVE
Portugal
Address
Estrada Da Penha, Campus Da Penha, Faro, Portugal
Faro