The available database comprises research projects in Fisheries, Aquaculture, Seafood Processing and Marine Biotechnology active in the time period 2003-2022.
BlueBio is an ERA-NET COFUND created to directly identify new and improve existing ways of bringing bio-based products and services to the market and find new ways of creating value from in the blue bioeconomy.

More information on the BlueBio project and participating funding organizations is available on the BlueBio website: www.bluebioeconomy.eu

Last Update: 2019/11/26

ALIEN OYSTER
Fisheries
Distribution, population development and effects of the invasive Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) in the Skagerrak
National
National
Eli Rinde
eli.rinde@niva.no
NIVA - Norwegian Institute for Water Research (Norway)
Ifremer - French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (France)Forskningsrådet - Research Council of Norway (Norway)DTU-Aqua - Technical University of Denmark; National Institute of Aquatic Resources (Denmark)UGOT - University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
2011
2013
€ 317,710
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Introductions of alien species has been recognized globally as a major threat to biological diversity. The invasive Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) was introduced for aquaculture purposes to Europe from Japan during the 1960's to replace over-exploited stocks of European oysters (Ostrea edulis). Low water temperatures were believed to restrict reproduction and establishment of wild populations. However, wild populations were established, for example in the Wadden Sea, and massive spreading of the Pacific oyster took place during warm summers in the beginning of the 2000's. In 2006, mass settlement of the Pacific oyster was observed in Sweden, and in the following years, this was also observed in Norway. The Pacific oyster is a habitat-modifying species that has been shown to have a large impact on the environment, by turning soft bottoms into hard reef structures. Although there are a variety of studies that have addressed the impacts of Pacific oyster on benthic environments, only a few studies have assessed the effects on biodiversity, and to our knowledge, no study has used models to predict the future distribution pattern of this species. In this study, we will: (1) Map the present distribution and model the likely future distribution of Pacific oyster in the Oslofjord; (2) Assess the population structure, mortality, recruitment and population development of the Pacific oyster; (3) Study the effects of Pacific oyster on blue mussel beds and associated diversity of native fauna and flora; (4) Identify the origin and introduction pathway of the Pacific oyster through genetic studies. This project will provide knowledge of introduction routes, establishment, and population development of the Pacific oyster and its effects on native fauna and flora that will help natural resource managers to develop monitoring and action plans for this invasive species.
Genetic; Mollusc; Oyster; Bivalve;
Skagerrak, Kattegat (27.IIIa)
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