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.
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Nov 30, 2019
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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
Oct 20, 2019
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
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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!