Olympia Oyster Restoration

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Since 2001 the Puget Sound Restoration Fund and a large array of partners including National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, NOAA Restoration Center NW, Tribal Nations, and Marine Resource Committees have been experimenting with how to enhance the remnant population of Olympia oyster (Ostreola conchaphila).

Summaries of olympia oyster life history if cound at USFWS 1983 and an overview of reestablishment efforts in Peter-Contesse & Peabody 2005.

Numerous technical reports are in the hands of PSRF and it would be useful to have additional review and synthesis of the many issues associated with these populations and their recovery. We are aware of the following efforts have been impelemented: