New giant and healthy coral reef discovered in Tahiti

The finding, at a greater depth than usual, suggests that there may be more unknown corals, something key to a highly threatened ecosystem around the world, says UNESCO. Rarely in these times can positive news be given about the increasingly damaged coral reefs in the world, so UNESCO has not hesitated to take the opportunity […]

Why corals are disappearing on the planet

World Oceans Day was celebrated on 8 June. The United Nations established it in 2008 to draw attention to the devastating impact of humans on marine ecosystems. Coral reefs are among the most endangered and threatened with extinction. Why and how soon will this happen? What can humanity do to avert disaster? Here’s the key […]

Reef restoration began in Wagonga Bay

The precious shoreline of Wagonga Bay in Narum will soon be protected by a new “living shoreline,” and today marks the start of the first phase of the landmark Wagonga Bay Living Shoreline Project. Kylie Russell, acting program manager for the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ Marine Strategy Program, said the project will demonstrate how […]

20th International Conference on Shellfish Restoration

The 20th International Conference on Shellfish Restoration (ICSR) will be held from the 27 – 30 April 2021 in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia.With shellfish restoration efforts and research growing globally each year, this conference will provide an exciting opportunity to progress the science and practice of shellfish reef restoration by providing a forum […]

Mahurangi fish nurseries upgraded using mussels

Mussel beds installed in Mahurangi Harbour (Waihē) late 2017 are having a major upgrade this month from the Mussel Reef Restoration Trust (Revive our Gulf). Three 10 tonne mussel beds will be added to extend the previous five. The mussel beds have been a success with excellent survival and rapidly forming reef structure. Divers have […]

Oyster Reef Restoration Trials to Start in Port Stephens

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Fisheries researchers will be hitting the water from 29 January 2019 to trial different methods to restore oyster reefs. NSW DPI Fisheries Manager, Kirk Dahle, said the trial studies will inform the oyster reef restoration project that is scheduled to commence in Port Stephens estuary in early 2020, as […]

New Zealand raises awareness of the need for urgent shellfish restoration

Urgent action to save marine beds Most New Zealanders flocking to the beach this summer will be unaware of the perilous state of the marine ecosystem beneath the waves.  Human land-based activities, sea level rise, disturbance to the seafloor and over-harvesting have created one of the most rapidly changing natural systems in our environment.  I […]

Shellfish Restoration Task Force launched in Massachusetts

BOSTON – The Secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton is partnering with shellfish stakeholders to establish a Massachusetts Shellfish Initiative Task Force.  The Task Force includes representatives of commercial shellfishermen, shellfish farmers, recreational harvesters, restoration groups, and municipalities, as well as legislative and executive office members, in an effort to […]