Title

Epizootic shell disease in American lobsters Homarus americanus in southern New England: Past, present and future

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

8-27-2012

Abstract

The emergence of epizootic shell disease in American lobsters Homarus americanus in the southern New England area, USA, has presented many new challenges to understanding the interface between disease and fisheries management. This paper examines past knowledge of shell disease, supplements this with the new knowledge generated through a special New England Lobster Shell Disease Initiative completed in 2011, and suggests how epidemiological tools can be used to elucidate the interactions between fisheries management and disease. © Inter-Research 2012.

Publication Title

Diseases of Aquatic Organisms

Volume

100

Issue

2

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