Laying Cultch: a Case Study from the Essex Native Oyster Initiative

Aggregate cultch being laid at the Essex Native Oyster Restoration Initiative site in the Blackwater Estuary, Essex, UK. (Photo: ZSL and ENORI)

The Essex Native Oyster Restoration Initiative (ENORI) is a collaboration between oystermen, government, conservationists, and academia, working towards the Essex estuaries having self-sustaining populations of native oysters. The Blackwater, Crouch, Roach and Colne Estuaries in Essex were designated as a …

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NORA 3 Online – Update and Registration Deadline

NORA 3 Online
Photo: Bureau Waardenburg Ecology & Landscape, Floor Driessen

As the NORA 3 Online conference approaches, we are delighted to share with you the conference programme, as well as the conference abstract booklet for perusal in advance of and during the conference. The conference programme offers a host of …

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Keynote Speakers for NORA 3 Online Confirmed

Pierre Boudry, Ifremer; Anne Birch and Laura Geselbracht, The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

The NORA 3 Online organising committee are delighted to announce the conference Keynote Speakers: Pierre Boudry, Anne Birch and Laura Geselbracht. Pierre Boudry is Head of the Research Unit Functional Physiology of Marine Organisms at the French Research Institute for …

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Biodiversity of North Sea Native Oyster Reefs: Notes From The Netherlands

© Joost Bergsma, Bureau Waardenburg

Historical records of native oyster associated biodiversity in the North Sea Historical maps assembled by the Norwegian-British fishery scientist Ole Olsen1 and published in 1883, show that in the 19th century shellfish reefs, formed by the shells of live and dead native …

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NORA Outreach Working Group Shares Experiences in Developing Information Boards

Sharing information via information boards or posters can be an effective way of communicating with a broad audience. (Photo: NORA 2 conference)

The NORA Outreach Working Group invites you to join them for their third bimonthly meeting, the first after the summer break, in which experts from the UK and Germany will share their experience in developing information boards on the seafront. …

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NORA Outreach: Online Question and Qnswer 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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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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