FAO Fisheries Department

Pearl oyster health management


27-3-2008  27-3-2008

The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department publication Pearl oyster health management: a manual is now available online. The pearl oyster industry is a growing multibillion dollar sector of molluscan aquaculture. As pearl production relies on the health of the oyster, this manual - which serves as a guide on the management of pearl oyster health - also includes an overview of the cultured marine pearl industry, a general review of mortalities and disease problems to help reduce risks from disease, and reports from countries (e.g. Australia, Cook Islands, Japan, French Polynesia, the Philippines, China) who have vast experience in the health management of cultured pearl oysters.