13. Shellfish Diseases and Health Management

  1. Sandra E. Shumway
  1. Ralph A. Elston1 and
  2. Susan E. Ford2

Published Online: 30 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960967.ch13

Shellfish Aquaculture and the Environment

Shellfish Aquaculture and the Environment

How to Cite

Elston, R. A. and Ford, S. E. (2011) Shellfish Diseases and Health Management, in Shellfish Aquaculture and the Environment (ed S. E. Shumway), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470960967.ch13

Editor Information

  1. Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, Groton, CT, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    AquaTechnics, Inc., Sequim, WA, USA

  2. 2

    Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory, Rutgers University, Port Norris, NJ, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 10 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813814131

Online ISBN: 9780470960967



  • shellfish diseases;
  • shellfish health management;
  • parasite infection cycles;
  • Haplosporidium nelsoni and MSX disease;
  • Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX) parasite of hard clam;
  • shellfish culture;
  • water circulation patterns and estuarine flushing;
  • bonamiosis in Crassostrea ariakensis;
  • biosecurity;
  • disease agent and environmental interaction


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Shellfish health management and infectious disease prevention

  • Interactions of bivalve shellfish and parasites with the natural environment

  • Interactions of hosts and disease agents within the aquaculture environment

  • Solutions: 1. Shellfish aquaculture development and health management

  • Solutions: 2. Implementing health management for shellfish aquaculture

  • Summary

  • Literature cited