The health status of commercially exploited native flat oysters (Ostrea edulis) in Norway
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The first systematic health survey of commercially exploited flat oysters (Ostrea edulis) has been carried out since 1989. The survey was performed on two important broodstocks in traditional oyster-production areas. No abnormal mortalities was registered, nor was any serious pathogen agent detected. Based on the results, some advice for monitoring and management of the stocks has been outlined.