Our first five oyster hoisters with nearly three hundred oysters have been suspended off the pontoons at the Ardfern Yacht Centre! Each hoister has been individually sponsored by local boat owners – a big cheer to them. The young oysters are about the size of a 50p piece and by the time they mature in 2-3 years’ time, they'll filter and clean, individually, up to 200 litres of water a day helping to keep the local marine environment healthy. In addition, they’ll soon spawn and release spat, helping with our wider efforts to restore 1 million native oysters to Loch Craignish waters.
Our project partner Heart of Argyll Wildlife Organisation and pupils from local primary schools will monitor and maintain the oysters, measuring their growth rates and the biodiversity in the hoisters.
We want to suspend many more oyster hoisters at AYC. By sponsoring you become an active partner in our community-led native oyster restoration project. So, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org