Mud Blister Worms and Oyster Aquaculture

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2014: $61,742.00
Projected End Date: 10/31/2018
Grant Recipient: University of Maine
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Project Leader:
Dr. Paul Rawson
University of Maine
An eight page color brochure covering topics such as, how blister worms invade the host shell, a detailed description of the pest species and its life history, and a description of the multitude of attempts aquaculturists have used to combat blister worm outbreaks (mostly targeting adult worms). A key message conveyed in this Fact Sheet is the need to consider blister worm worthy of inclusion in biosecurity plans in order to minimize the inadvertent introduction of the pest to farms.
Fact Sheet
Dana Morse, Maine Sea Grant
Paul Rawson, University of Maine
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Researchers
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.