NORA Biosecurity Working Group

NORA is proud to support a Biosecurity Working Group, with the aim of collaborating and exchanging knowledge to reduce the risks associated with oyster restoration in practice.

The NORA Biosecurity Working Group has partnered with the UK- Ireland Native Oyster Network to develop guidelines for native oyster restoration in practice. These guidelines were initially drafted during a workshop in January 2020, hosted by Heriot-Watt University, and funded by the Environment Agency and an EU Life grant administered via Wetlands International. The group are currently developing the text for publication this summer (2020). If you would like to get involved, either as an author or to review the document, please get in touch.

If you are interested in connecting with others in the network on other disease related issues, please contact the NORA Secretariat ( to explore options.