Seawilding has partnered with CAOLAS (Community Association of Lochs and Sounds) in Lochaline, Morvern to develop a community-led native oyster restoration project at the Lochaline Harbour. The Project will see 20,000 native oysters being grown in baskets attached to the pontoons before subsequent release on pre-surveyed sites at Lochaline. The project is being funded by the Highlands and Islands Environment Foundation and by Flora and Fauna International Community Support Fund.
Seawilding is also assisting Kilchoan Estate at Loch Melfort to establish a native oyster restoration project. The project will grow 5000 oysters in pontoon cages to release spat into the water column.
We are keen to help and advise any other coastal community with similar marine habitat restoration projects in mind.