20th International Conference on Shellfish Restoration Open for Abstracts

The 20th International Conference on Shellfish Restoration (ICSR), will be taking place 27th – 30th April 2021 in beautiful Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia.  With shellfish restoration efforts and research growing globally each year, this conference will provide an exciting opportunity to …

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CALL: Seeking records of Polydora websteri in Europe

Dark blisters inside the oyster shell caused by Polydora websteri. Photo: Anna-Lisa Wrange

In October 2020, the mud blister worm Polydora websteri was observed for the first time in Sweden (genetically verified), in a natural Pacific oyster bed (Crassostrea gigas) close to Lysekil on the Swedish west coast. The worm is a known invader, originating …

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Open Call for Collaboration on Site Selection for Native Oyster Restoration

Photo: Oscar Bos

The NORA Site Selection Working Group is seeking experts from the NORA network to participate in a project to identify and reach consensus on the factors most important in determining site selection for native oyster restoration projects in Europe. It …

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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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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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