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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Sharing oyster restoration outreach experiences and ideas

Photos: Thanks to Amy Munro and Blue Marine Foundation.

NORA is delighted to announce the newly formed NORA Outreach Group. The group, chaired by Corina Peter at AWI, is starting a regular (bimonthly) webinar to exchange ongoing outreach experiences and lessons learned. We aim to share experiences and, where appropriate, …

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NORA 3rd conference: Save the date and call for abstracts

Photo: Bureau Waardenburg Ecology & Landscape, Floor Driessen

The Dutch partners and NORA Secretariat are glad to announce that “NORA Moving Forward” will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 3 to 5 November 2020. The conference will include plenary sessions, speed presentations, working group meetings and PhD sessions. And excursion to Yerseke, the Dutch centre for …

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Traditional oystermen leading efforts to enhance the native oyster population in the Fal Estuary, Cornwall

The Fal estuary oyster fishery is unique. It is the only remaining oyster fishery in Europe which is fished entirely by sail boat or rowing punts. While this artisanal fishing method is likely to have contributed to the longevity of …

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NORA and UK-Ireland Native Oyster Network develop Best Practice guidelines for biosecurity in European oyster restoration projects

Workshop report NORA and UK-Ireland Native Oyster Network co-hosted a workshop on Biosecurity in Oyster Restoration at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh in January 2020. The aims of the workshop was to discuss and agree recommended biosecurity protocols relating to oyster restoration …

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