NORA Production Working Group Workshop Report Available

Wordclouds (by Mentimeter) illustrating the range of information participants believe should be shared about native oyster production.

The NORA Production Working Group met for an oyster production industry/oyster restoration cross cutting workshop on December 4th 2020. Thirty-one experts discussed areas of communication that could be improved between the two groups and communally explored ways to overcome barrier of …

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CALL: Seeking records of Polydora websteri in Europe

Dark blisters inside the oyster shell caused by Polydora websteri. Photo: Anna-Lisa Wrange

In October 2020, the mud blister worm Polydora websteri was observed for the first time in Sweden (genetically verified), in a natural Pacific oyster bed (Crassostrea gigas) close to Lysekil on the Swedish west coast. The worm is a known invader, originating …

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Underwater photographs show the wonder of the Native Oyster

Photo: Winner Dr Paul Naylor (BSAC member, Marine Biologist, Underwater Photographer and Author of Great British Marine Animals)

In 2020, ZSL, the University of Portsmouth and the Native Oyster Network called on the UK public to get creative and submit their best images of the native oyster in its natural environment. The Native Oyster is cryptic and rare. Add …

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NORA 2 Special Issue in Aquatic Conservation now Available!

NORA 2 Special Issue in Aquatic Conservation

The special issue can be accessed at onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/10990755/2020/30/11 In little more than six weeks the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restorationwill launch, bringing a sharp focus on ecosystem restoration and ‘mainstreaming’ it into policy and planning.  Published this week is a landmark Special …

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NORA 3 Online Recording Now Live on YouTube

Photo: Bureau Waardenburg Ecology & Landscape, Floor Driessen

NORA 3 Online was an action-packed event, featuring the launch of two new reports; The European Guidelines on Biosecurity in Native Oyster Restoration and  the European Native Oyster Habitat Restoration Handbook- UK and Ireland, the launch of the NORA expert database and Native Oyster …

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