Oyster reefs provide important ecosystem services and high ecological value in all marine waters. Large- and small-scale restoration of oyster reef habitats all over the world has been started already more than 10 years ago. Scientists, governmental and non-governmental organisations, but also oyster farmers are engaged in the protection of different oyster species and the restoration of oyster reefs.
In addition to our European network group NORA, there are other networks within and outside Europe. Information on the following networks can be found via:
UK & Ireland Native Oyster Network:
US Oyster Restoration Workgroup:
Australian Shellfish Reef Restoration Network: