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Published on: 01/06/20

Flat Oyster Reproduction – A memo

European flat oysters (Ostrea edulis) are used in offshore nature enhancement projects in the North Sea as one of the most well-known native reef-building species. For optimal reintroduction, it can be useful to know the spawning period of flat oyster to introduce suitable settlement material for the oyster spawn to settle on. This memo gives a short introduction into the life cycle of European flat oysters and into the methods used to predict spawning time.

E. van Onselen, P. Kamermans, H.J.W. Sas