The Molluscan Broodstock Program (MBP) has been producing and selecting Pacific
oyster families since 1996. MBP works in partnership with the West Coast oyster industry
to improve the performance of Pacific oysters through selection. The objectives of MBP are:
- To improve Pacific oyster broodstock through selection in order to enhance
commercial yields and other desirable traits.
- To establish a broodstock management program for industry for sustainable,
long-term improvements in commercial production.
- To maintain a repository for selected top-performing oyster families and