Pacific Oyster | Report
Pacific Oyster | Report
Tuesday, 25th September 2018

The weather was kind on Tuesday, 25th September when Matt Slater of Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Shoresearch came to Par Beach and taught us how to survey an invasive species, the Pacific oyster. This non native has been becoming increasingly common all around Cornwall and a new project has been set up to Monitor its spread and where necessary control its numbers.

We conducted the survey along the man-made rock and boulder groynes at the Western end of the beach where Par river joins the bay. Working along the narrower, 2 meter wide, of the groynes, which fitted the survey parameters, we reached a total of 600 Pacific oysters, along its length, after two hours work.


Cornwall Council Park Leisure Par Sands Friends of Par Beach are supported by
PL24 Community Association, Tesco,
Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park,
Cornwall Council Community Grant
Tesco PL24 Community Association