Native Oyster Restoration Alliance
Coming soon – The Native Oyster Season 2021
Traditionally, the Native oyster season runs from 01 September to 30 April, and that shall be upon us shortly! As per previous years, we shall be releasing the Natives in small batches. Please get in touch if you would like further details.
The Importance of Oyster Restoration – Chapter 4 – A Milestone Achieved
Glenmorangie Distillery and a team of scientists from Heriot-Watt University have reached a significant milestone in the Dornoch Environmental Enhancement Project (DEEP), focused on restoring a sustainable native oyster reef in the Dornoch Firth. August 2021 marks the completion of 20,000 native European oysters being returned to the Dornoch Firth, where they became extinct more than 100 years ago as a result of overfishing. This phase’s success will pave the way for the restoration of the reef, after years of research, planning and monitoring.
The Importance of Oyster Restoration – Chapter 3 – Oyster Reef Restoration – First Steps
What is an Oyster Reef? What is Oyster Reef Restoration? How can Oyster Reefs be restored? A brief review and an update on what happened to our 6K Native oysters.
The Importance of Oyster Restoration – Chapter 2 – Biosecurity
Oyster Restoration requires Biosecurity. What is Biosecurity? Biosecurity is the use of measures to reduce the chance of negative effects upon ecosystems from biological organisms. This is important as over the years shellfish movements have been a major vector for the introduction of Invasive Non Native Species and various diseases.
The Importance of Oyster Restoration – Chapter 1 – Awake
The Importance of Oyster Restoration. Oysters are fantastic marine creatures, an individual animal can filter up to five litres of water per hour. Oysters are ‘Ecosystem Engineers’, and play a vital role in the protection of fragile marine ecosystems. We need to help them survive and prosper, it is in our own interest.
The Native Oyster - Ostrea edulis
A Native Oyster? The European Flat Oyster (Ostrea edulis) is the indigenous oyster of Europe, and in these parts it is often called the Native or Flat oyster. The history of this species is one of decline but we aim to help save this beautiful little animal.