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March 2020

Updated: Feb 12, 2021

One of the challenges of the restoration project, and a subject for more research, is where to place the juvenile oysters on the seabed to recreate the historic beds.

We know where some of them used to be, and where a few remnant oysters still cling on. However, recently, we’ve made an important discovery in the Craignish Estate papers. In 1958, the Crown Estate gave William Younger a nine-year lease to dredge native oysters outside Dunvullaig Bay. The accompanying chart clearly marks the bed, although we believe no dredging ever took place. This is invaluable information and soon we hope to dive the site to see what can be found.

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