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Closed 31/12/2019

raised of £2,000 target by 10 supporters

    Weʼve raised £383 to help with start up costs for Fal Fishery Cooperative Community Interest Company that Aquaculture & Research grant applications don't cover

    Falmouth & Truro Cornwall
    Funded on Tuesday, 31st December 2019

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    The Fal Fishery has possibly the last indigenous native oyster stocks left in the British Isles, while other fisheries can import natives the Fal Oyster Fishery Bylaws prohibits importing or relaying. A Principle Scientific Officer wrote "I fear we may be at a density (1 per 20 square metres) of O. edulis (native oyster) that would make successful reproduction incredibly difficult". Our aim is to save the natives from exportation, to store them at an aquaculture site in the epicentre of the fishery, to study the juveniles growth and mature reproduction timings, to sell only the medium grade when they reach the Fal Oyster PDO standard, all the while we are doing this they are repopulating the natural fishery with a genetically resilient species. Working with University of Exeter (Penryn Campus), Bangor University and National Lobster Hatchery (Padstow) as well as the licenced Fal Oyster Gatherers and Fal Oyster Ltd.



    • Christopher Ranger4 years ago
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      Christopher Ranger

      4 years ago
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    • Christopher Ranger4 years ago
      Christopher Ranger

      Christopher Ranger

      4 years ago

      Dear Supporters, Just a quick update to let you know your support was very much appreciated and although we didn't hit the target of £2000 we did secure the 'first refusal' on the lease with the £383 you helped us raise, so thank you! We have also secured a £2000 grant fund for the deposit of aquaculture site, solicitors are working on terms! We have now gone on to raise an additional £3600 through a #SavingESTER Crowdfunder Campaign but we need to reach £8755 to get any of it, please share

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    • Jessica


      Nov 30, 2019


    • Susan Ryan

      Susan Ryan

      Nov 6, 2019

      Good luck!


    • jeremy arthur

      jeremy arthur

      Oct 29, 2019

      keep up the good work,brings back lots of memories dredging with the old man Robbie Arthur from flushing in the 70s and early 80s good luck for the future fishery


    • Catherine


      Oct 20, 2019


    • Jay and Lucy Marsh

      Jay and Lucy Marsh

      Oct 18, 2019

      You deserve to do well, it’s potentially a great business..Go for it, Chris! We’re right behind you. Lx


    • Arran Roberts

      Arran Roberts

      Oct 5, 2019


    • Karen Amiss

      Karen Amiss

      Oct 2, 2019


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    Christopher Ranger

    Christopher Ranger

    Falmouth & Truro Cornwall

    Gathering wild Cornish Native Fal Oysters aboard a sailing fishing vessel since 2008, processing, packaging and hosting pop up oyster bars since 2009, Protected Designation of Origin status since 2015. Always campaigned for a better Fal Fishery, but the CIC maybe its last chance!

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