Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Marine Advisory Program (MAP)
Fishery Resource Grant FRG 2010- 05
Post-harvest processing (PHP) methods for reducing vibrio levels that have been developed thus far are either capital intensive, have limited throughput, are not readily available, and/or are generally very expensive. In the summer of 2010 we initiated a small-scale evaluation to assess the effectiveness of relay to elevated salinity as a PHP strategy to reduce levels of Vibrio vulnificus in Crassostrea virginica oysters.
Gallivan, T., Erskine, A. J., Leggett, T., Kator, H., & Reece, K. (2010) Method and concept evaluation of relaying oysters from Chesapeake Bay to high salinity water as a post-harvest-process to reduce Vibrio vulnificus to undetectable levels: Final Report. Fishery Resource Grant FRG 2010- 05. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/reports/2195