European flat oyster - Ostrea edulis

Type Proceedings paper
Date 2006-06-12
Language English
Author(s) Lapegue Sylvie, Beaumont A., Boudry PierreORCID, Goulletquer PhilippeORCID
Meeting GENINPACT - Evaluation of genetic impact of aquaculture activies on native population. A European network, WP1 workshop "Genetics of domestication, breeding and enhancement of performance of fish and shellfish
Source Actes Workshop Genetics of domestication, breeding and enhancement of performance of fish and shellfish, Viterbo, Italy, 12-17 june 2006, 6 p.
Keyword(s) Genetics, Ecology, Biology, Ostrea edulis, Oysters
Abstract The European flat oyster, Ostrea edulis, a native of Europe, occurs naturally from Norway to Morocco in the North-Eastern Atlantic and in the whole Mediterranean Basin; It has been a harvested species for at least 6000 years. Natural populations are also observed in eastern North America, from Maine to Rhode Island, following intentional introductions in the 1940s and 1950s. The species was also introduced in Canada for aquaculture purpose 30 years ago and some populations naturalised in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and British Columbia. These stocks were imported from naturalised populations in Maine whose ancestors originated in the Netherlands.
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Lapegue Sylvie, Beaumont A., Boudry Pierre, Goulletquer Philippe (2006). European flat oyster - Ostrea edulis. Actes Workshop Genetics of domestication, breeding and enhancement of performance of fish and shellfish, Viterbo, Italy, 12-17 june 2006, 6 p. https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/3321/