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S. A. Lynch, E. Morgan, S. C. Culloty;
The National Shellfisheries Association
Investigation into the prevalence and distribution of pathogens in cultured and wild populations of mussels Mytilus spp. in Ireland
The Sheraton, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Poster Presentation
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In Ireland, mussels are widely distributed on all coasts with Mytilus edulis, Mytilus galloprovinicialis and hybrids of both species found on the west and south coasts of Ireland while M. edulis is found on the east coast.  Anecdotically it appears that performance of mussels at various sites is variable but causes for this have not been investigated.  This is the first study to investigate the health status of mussels in Ireland.

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)