Underwater photographs show the wonder of the Native Oyster

Photo: Winner Dr Paul Naylor (BSAC member, Marine Biologist, Underwater Photographer and Author of Great British Marine Animals)

In 2020, ZSL, the University of Portsmouth and the Native Oyster Network called on the UK public to get creative and submit their best images of the native oyster in its natural environment. The Native Oyster is cryptic and rare. Add …

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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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