The leaflet on the reintroduction of the European flat oyster explains why European flat oysters are ecologically important and in the focus of conservation measures. Easy-to-understand information on the biology of the European flat oyster, maps on its historical distribution and current reintroduction efforts as well as photos of oysters and researchers provide clear insights into current restoration activities.
The leaflet provides insights into the life and ecological importance of the European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis) and its reefs. It illustrates the once widespread distribution of the native mussel species, its disappearance due to overfishing and its threatened status today.
It also presents the joint reintroduction projects of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, RESTORE and PROCEED, and the European network NORA (Native Oyster Restoration Alliance).