Operation Oyster

Project Aim: Species restoration

One of the largest environmental projects ever organised by BSAC, Operation Oyster aims to engage members, divers and snorkellers in helping to rehabilitate the UK’s vulnerable native oyster beds.

Operation Oyster is a nationwide citizen science project through which divers and snorkellers can contribute to the data held on the native oyster populations around the British Isles.

Working with our partners – the Zoological Society London (ZSL), University of Portsmouth, the Blue Marine Foundation and Seawilding – all the data gathered by Operation Oyster will directly support the long-term restoration of the oysters’ natural habitat and ultimately increase their population numbers around the UK.

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Project Coordinator

Andrew Hunt CEng FIMechE,