NORA Outreach: Online question and answer session with Dr. Ian McLeod

Dr Ian McLeod, James Cook University

The NORA Outreach Working Group is delighted to announce a Question and Answer session with the marine habitat restoration communications expert Dr Ian McLeod, as part of the second bimonthly Outreach Working Group meeting taking place at 10am (CET) on Tuesday June …

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Open call: Seeking collaborators to develop the historical ecology of the European native oyster

Historical sketchs of wild oyster fisheries at Cockenzie, Scotland and spatting ponds in France from Bertram 1865.

The NORA Historical Ecology Working Group announces a call for collaborators to pull together data from scattered archives, historical news reports, naturalists reports and other sources from across the native range of the species. Expressions of interest are sought for …

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NORA Production Working Group to meet at Aquaculture Europe (2020) 2021

Large-scale micro-algae culture at a shellfish hatchery. Photo: Oscar Bos

Following the postponement of Aquaculture Europe 2020 in Cork, we have also updated our call for participants in the NORA Production Working Group meeting to take place at the conference. We invite you to join NORA for a face-to-face meeting …

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Real-time carbon budgets and the native oyster: carbon sink or source?

Oysters destined for restoration in the Dornoch Firth. Photo: John Paul/DEEP

Authors: Hannah Z. L. Lee & William G. Sanderson Oyster restoration is not just about restoring a species or restoring an ecosystem. In the long run, the recovery of oyster habitat has the potential to bolster lost ecosystem services, such …

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Aquaculture Europe 2020: Abstract deadline extended

Announcing a Session titled Shellfish Restoration and Conservation at the upcoming Aquaculture Europe 2020 in Cork, Ireland (Sept 29th – Oct 2nd). Abstracts due via www.aquaeas.eu, and the submission deadline is June 1st, 2020.   “Shellfish (oysters, clams, mussels) have seen a decline in population numbers providing incentive …

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NORA Production Working Group to meet at Aquaculture Europe 2020

Large-scale micro-algae culture at a shellfish hatchery. Photo: Oscar Bos

We invite you to join NORA for the first face-to-face meeting of the NORA Production Working Group, which will take place at the Aquaculture Europe meeting in Cork from 29th September to 2nd October 2020. Places are limited and registration is essential. Please contact the …

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Call for collaborators to test spatting pond protocol

Spatting pond with settlement “hats” and live native European oysters. Photos: Åsa Strand

The European flat oyster, Ostrea edulis, is an important species both for commercial purposes (aquaculture and fisheries) and from an ecological perspective. Both aquaculture of the species and restoration efforts, are, however, hampered by limited access to spat. Consequently, there is …

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