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Establishing the scientific bases and technical procedures and standards to recover the European flat oyster production through strategies to tackle the main constraint, bonamiosis

Objective

The European flat oyster, has been part of the human diet for many centuries. High mortality episodes and overfishing decimated the populations of O.edulis in Europe through the first half of the XXth century. Then, two diseases (due to Marteilia refringens and Bonamia ostreae) spread in the early 1970s and 1980s, drastically reducing the production. Despite new management practices, and intensive repletion programmes, the production of O. edulis has remained low since that time. The recovery of European flat oyster production is seen as an important opportunity for the shellfish industry in Europe. Thus this project proposal aims to attain a clear competitive advantage for a number of SME AGs and their members for different reasons: 1st- Chance to diversify production (risk management) 2nd- High market value of the product. 3rd- Environmental positive effects of fostering aquaculture activities based on native species 4rd-Biotechnology provides tools and procedures to face the oyster industry problems that were not available until recently A total of five Shellfish Producer Associations from four different Member States and three SMEs in major oyster production countries in Europe, concerned about the above mentioned issues and being aware of recent scientific progress in selective breeding programmes for bonamiosis tolerance, decided to work together with the common general objective of facing the challenge of establishing the scientific and technical bases, procedures and standards that allow the recovery of the O. edulis production, through development of strategies to tackle the main constraint, bonamiosis . To successfully achieve this goal those European Research Centres and Universities which have mainly contributed to scientific progress on O. edulis recovery and selective breeding programmes for bonamiosis resistance, will be hired by the SM-AGs and SMEs involved in this OYSTERECOVER proposal to carry out the relevant research.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-2
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Coordinator

CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL MAR - FUNDACION CETMAR
Address
Rua De Eduardo Cabello
36208 Vigo
Spain

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosa Maria Fernandez (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 123 100

Participants (15)

CONSELLERIA DO MAR - XUNTA DE GALICIA
Spain
Address
Edificio Administrativo San Caetano
15781 Santiago De Compostela

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Villalba (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Cacheiro Martinez (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary Cusack (Ms.)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
Address
Area 1a, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Susan Bramford (Ms.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pauline Kamermans (Dr.)
DEN ERHVERVSDRIVENDE FOND DANSK SKALDYRCENTER
Denmark
Address
Oeroddevej 80
7900 Nykoebing Mors

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jens Kjerulf Petersen (Dr.)
INSTITUT SUPERIEUR DES SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES, AGROALIMENTAIRES, HORTICOLES ET DU PAYSAGE
France
Address
Rue De Saint Brieuc 65
35042 Rennes

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Didier Gascuel (Prof.)
COFRADIA DE PESCADORES SAN BARTOLOME DE NOIA ASOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 463 577,78
Address
Avenida Republica Argentina 21 Bajo
15200 Noia

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Adelo Freire (Mr.)
Clew Bay Marine Forum Ltd.
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 676 361,26
Address
Knockbreaga, Newport
none Newport

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Niall O'boyle (Mr.)
Clew Bay Oyster Co-operative Society Limited
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 274 694,38
Address
The Quay, Newport
none Newport

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alan Stoney (Mr.)
Nederlandse Oestervereniging
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 88 888,56
Address
Grintweg 70
4401NG Yerseke

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jaap De Rooij (Mr.)
JOSE MARIA DAPORTA LEIRO E HIJOS S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 197 848,40
Address
Lugar De Tragove 136
36630 Cambados

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Maria Trigo (Mr.)
Atlantic Shellfish Ltd
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 213 983,19
Address
Rossmore Carrigtwohill
Cork

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Hugh-Jones (Mr.)
MARTIN LAITY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 76 578,90
Address
Empire Way, Tregoniggie Industrial Estate Unit1
TR11 4RX Falmouth

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Laity (Mr.)
COMITE REGIONAL DE LA CONCHYLICULTURE BRETAGNE NORD
France
EU contribution
€ 360 481,42
Address
Rue Du Parc Au Duc 2
29671 Morlaix

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Benoit Salaun (Mr.)