Additional Participants

Scott Lindell, Marine Biological Laboratory
Ximing Guo, Rutgers University
Inke Sunila, CT Bureau of Aquaculture
Chris Davis, Pemaquid Oyster Co.
Dana Morse, Maine Sea Grant
Diane Murphy, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension

Project Period

July 1, 2009-June 30, 2013

Level of Access

Open-Access Report

Grant Number

2008-38500-19301 / Subaward Z527701 / PROJECT CODE: TRA-07-01 & TRA-07-03

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Through a replicated field trial we will test the hypothesis that enhanced disease resistance to multiple diseases and improved growth can be realized through a combination of interline crossing and genetic selection on cross-bred lines of oysters.

Together with oyster growers, hatchery operators and extension agents, we will develop guidelines and protocols for the transfer of the best performing lines from our program to commercial hatcheries and the industry. Project results and updates on access to broodstock will be presented at the annual NACE meeting, at annual meetings of the National Shellfisheries Association and via a Fact Sheet at the project’s end.

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