Fal Fishery Cooperative CIC - BLOG
YouTube & Vimeo channels... August 30 2020New short films online and more coming soon...
http://www.savingester.co.uk/ June 23 2020While the Fal Fishery Cooperative CIC is all about the Fal Fishery, you can now keep an eye on progress of out first project about the Cornish Native Oysters Hatchery at www.savingester.co.uk
Happy ESTER, Happy Oyster, Happy Easter! April 08 2020
Happy ESTER, Happy Oyster, Happy Easter!
Firstly, I want to send my best wishes in these unprecedented times and hope of the safety and wellbeing for you, your family and colleagues in the future weeks and months.
Fal Fishery Cooperative
Community Interest Company (CIC)
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Following a successful application to The Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies, the 'Fal Fishery Cooperative CIC 11915357' was officially incorporated on 30th March 2019
In the 1st year, we have held numerous stakeholder meetings, written 3 large grant applications, secured one of only two Aquaculture Sites on the Fal Estuary, set up a successfully raised £383 funds on Just Giving and over £8,755 on an 'All OR Nothing Target' on Crowdfunder UK and are embarking on a new @SavingESTER hatchery...
Just Giving Crowdfunding Raises £383 April 02 2020Thank you to my friends & family that donated through our Just Giving page, just the start need to secure the solicitors fee's for the King Harry Aquaculture Research Site and buy at bit of time at the harbour while we set up: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cornishnativeoysterrestoration
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/savingestertheoyster April 02 2020
Fal Fishery Cooperative CIC - New YouTube Channel April 02 2020
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ITV Westcountry News - Fal Fishery Cooperative April 02 2020
January 2020 - Falmouth fishermen saving Cornish oysters April 02 2020Chris Ranger, founder of the Fal Fishery Cooperative CIC, is aiming to hatch and release 1,000,000 Cornish Native Oysters into the estuary in order to increase their survival rate.
Inaugural Annual General Meeting to be held
(the organisers & hosts reserve the right to remove individuals causing a public nuisance or disturbance and to close the meeting at any time)
1600-1900 Thursday 30th January 2020 at Mylor Yacht Club
“bringing back a key ecosystem engineer by developing and supporting best practice in Europe” Bernadette Pogoda et al April 01 2020
WHY IS THIS PROJECT SO IMPORTANT?
The Native Oyster Restoration Alliance (NORA) and the Berlin Oyster Recommendation: “bringing back a key ecosystem engineer by developing and supporting best practice in Europe” Bernadette Pogoda et al
"Recommendations: Produce sufficient oysters for restoration of oyster reefs
Background: Sufficient seed oyster supply is a key limiting factor for native oyster restoration projects in Europe. Translocation between sites of seed oysters or any other size classes from wild beds should be discouraged to avoid increasing the pressure on still existing wild beds and reduce the risk of spreading invasive species and disease.
Recommendation: Action should be undertaken to support existing hatcheries, spatting ponds and spat collector techniques and to establish new hatcheries and spatting ponds for the production of robust and genetically diverse Ostrea edulis seed. Brood stock sanctuaries should be established and used for local reinforcements."
"If not us, who? If not now, when?" April 01 2020
Our aims and objectives are to work with oyster gatherers, universities, researchers, marine biologists, harbours, authorities and stake holders to restore the unique native oyster that is in decline on the Fal Fishery. We are currently applying for funding to deliver the projects under a Community Led Development Strategy and other UK funding schemes.
"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
A 2yr old can produce 500,000 larvae and only 1 might survive 12 months, a 4yr old can produce 1,000,000 larvae and 2 might survive, but after 4 years 1+1+2=4 might be left after harvesting, compared to maybe nothing left after harvesting a 2yr old!!
Less than 100 years ago 200 vessels sold 800 tonnes from the Fal Fishery, per season!
March 2019 - FFMC Chairman's Fal Oyster Fishery Questionnaire Responses - compiled by CIFCA April 01 2020
From 8 returned forms, representing 13 Fal fishermen
Many forms were not completed at all, but were written on, as transcribed below