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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ZSL launches national native oyster quest to find forgotten British treasure

Celine Gamble, ZSL’s Native Oyster Network Coordinator

Wildlife photographers across the UK are being challenged to capture underwater images of the rare European native oyster (Ostrea edulis), as international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) launches a national native oyster hunt to galvanise support for the …

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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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Online registration for the NORA mailing list is now open!

Please sign up for receiving news from the NORA network by e-mail. Mailings will include: NORA conference updates, project updates, notices about Working Group activities and newsletters. The new mailing list will replace all current lists, so please sign up even …

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ICSR 2020 in Nelson Bay, Australia

The 20th International Conference on Shellfish Restoration (ICSR) will be held from 17-20 March 2020 in beautiful Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Call for Abstracts to be presented at the 2020 International Conference on Shellfish Restoration closes 5pm Australian ESDT Friday …

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Upcoming European Native Oyster Biosecurity Workshop

The aim of the workshop is to agree and draft Europe-wide recommendations for biosecurity in European native oyster restoration. NORA is pleased to announce a European Native Oyster Biosecurity Workshop to be co-hosted with The Native Oyster Network- UK & Ireland (NON) at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh …

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Ostrea session at Aquaculture conference 2019 in New Orleans

This question is the focal point of an Ostrea spp. session to be held on Monday 11th March 2019 at AQUACULTURE 2019 in New Orleans, USA. Speakers will be sharing their experiences and research in Ostrea spp. restoration both within Europe and Worldwide, with the hope to open up some discussion …

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Film: Hope for the European Flat Oyster

The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) has recently published a film about its engagement for the threatened European Flat Oyster and about the current German restoration project RESTORE.This project brings together researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz …

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Sweden joins NORA

We are pleased to welcome Åsa Strand and her group as new members of NORA. They just started the project „Knowledge base for unified management of OSPAR-listed bivalve beds“. You will find more informations at: Restoration Project Sweden