The Wild Oysters project is working with six marinas and ports around Britain to install a total of 141 oyster nurseries. So far our oyster nurseries have…
The Wild Oysters project
Oyster reefs clean our coastal waters and create an important habitat for other marine animals. Native oysters were once commonly found in UK seas, however populations across Europe have declined by 95% since the 1800s. With this decline, we have also lost the benefits they provided.
The project is a national collaboration, led by the Zoological Society of London, Blue Marine Foundation and British Marine, working with the marine industry and local communities and organisations, to deliver restoration sites in England, Scotland and Wales.
Project achievements to date
Why restore native oysters?
When oyster reefs are restored, their ecosystem services and function are restored, which help keep our ocean healthy and resilient.
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