A recording of this talk is now available on YouTube.
Chris Ranger will be talking to us about preserving native oyster populations in Cornwall.
About the talk
85-95% of the world’s native oyster population has been lost due to overfishing, pollution & disease. The Fal Fishery has possibly the last remaining naturally reproducing wild stocks.
But poor management and exploitation means it is heading in the same direction as all other U.K. fisheries. They all collapsed. 17 worldwide restoration projects are planned.
But sourcing native oysters is a major limiting factor.
In this talk, Chris Ranger (pictured below), explains how he has a back up plan with a micro hatchery, spatting pond nurseries and aquaculture research site, just in case.
Fal Oyster Ltd. website | www.faloyster.co.uk
Fal Oyster Newsletter | http://eepurl.com/gR7V_T
Fal Fishery Cooperative CIC | www.falfisherycoopcic.co.uk
Fal Fishery Cooperative CIC Newsletter | http://eepurl.com/gEUdj5
Saving the Oyster crowdfunder | https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/savingestertheoyster
Above: Oysters in a petri dish.
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