Cockle Cerastoderma edule fishery collapse in the Ría de Arousa (Galicia, NW Spain) associated with the protistan parasite Marteilia cochillia.

@article{Villalba2014CockleCE,
  title={Cockle Cerastoderma edule fishery collapse in the R{\'i}a de Arousa (Galicia, NW Spain) associated with the protistan parasite Marteilia cochillia.},
  author={A Villalba and D. Guerra Iglesias and Andrea Ramilo and Susana Darriba and Jos{\'e} M Parada and Edgar No and Elvira Abollo and Jos{\'e} Molares and Mar{\'i}a Jes{\'u}s Carballal},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2014},
  volume={109 1},
  pages={55-80}
}
The highest shellfishery catch in Galicia (NW Spain) has traditionally been cockle Cerastoderma edule. The shellfish bed located in Lombos do Ulla (Ría de Arousa) used to be among those with the highest cockle production; however, cockle mortality rate increased sharply in this bed in April 2012, reaching 100% in May 2012. Salinity and temperature were discounted as potential causes of the mortality. Marteiliosis, which was first detected in February 2012 and reached 100% prevalence in April… CONTINUE READING
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