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 […]
Great video from The Nature Conservancy’s shellfish restoration project at Port Phillip Bay has been developed to help communicate the benefits of the project with the community.
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 […]
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 […]
Just before Christmas, the team at Restore Pumicestone Passage, along with incredible help from the OzFish Unlimited volunteers, manufactured 80 besser modules and prepared them ready for shellfish reef restoration deployment into Pumicestone Passage on Bribie Island, Queensland. Find out more about the project here: http://restorepumicestonepassage.org/
New York (CNN Business)The New York Harbor for years has been polluted and depleted of marine life. But one nonprofit is working to clean the murky water and revive its long-lost ecosystem — one oyster at a time.The Billion Oyster Project has worked since 2014 to rebuild oyster reefs in the waters surrounding New York […]
OceanWatch Australia have produced an informative YouTube video explaining the importance of oyster reefs as water quality regulators and habitats. The video also talks about oyster reefs as coastal and shoreline protection and provides a great update on the Living Shorelines Program.
Earlier this month, 7 News Melbourne shared the fantastic work the team at the TNC are doing restoring oyster reefs in Port Philip Bay. See the full piece from 7 News here: 7 News Melbourne Port Philip Oysters More information on the oyster shell recycling can be found in this great YouTube video from Simon wan […]
The Malacological Society of Australasia is hosting the 2018 Molluscs Symposium at The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (aka ‘Te Papa’), in Wellington, New Zealand, from December 2-5, 2018. This will be the first time the MSA’s triennial conference will be held in New Zealand, and we warmly welcome all malacological scientists, students, […]
The 19th International Conference on Shellfish Restoration was held at the University of Adelaide 19-21 February 2018. This is the first time the conference has been held in the southern hemisphere and reflects the rapid increase in restoration research and practice in Australia.Over 70 delegates were present over the three day conference, including speakers from […]