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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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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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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NORA and UK-Ireland Native Oyster Network develop monitoring guidelines for oyster restoration in Europe

Workshop report The UK-Ireland Native Oyster Network (UK-Ireland NON) hosted a workshop in December 2019 at the University of Portsmouth, bringing NORA and UK-Ireland NON network members together to discuss and compile metrics and methods for monitoring native oyster habitat …

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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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