Sierra Leonne Bonthe Oyster Festival

£7,191.33

Raised

Donations

£2,000

Goal

Whitstable Oyster Company in Sierra leone

James green, who has a MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture, was originally asked to go to the main administrative centre of Bonthe Town in the Sherbro River estuary to work as a pro-bono consultant for the environmental charity Environmental justice foundation in 2013. This was to look at ways to offset destructive harvesting practices of wild mangrove oysters by the introduction of simple oyster aquaculture techniques.

Simple spat collectors of oysters shells threaded onto strings and hung from frames in the intertidal zones were used to collect oyster spat and gian information about growth rates and seasonal variability.


Darwin Project

This project was put on hold due to the outbreak of Ebola and then incorporated into the Darwin Initiative Funded project 'Alternative livelihood opportunities for marine protected areas fisherwomen' that started in 2014 and finished in 2018. For more information and the final report visit: darwininitiative.org.uk.

Now the project has finished the Whitstable Oyster Fishery Company has committed to fund the next five years of the Bonthe Oyster Festival, one of the projects successful outcomes, and associated activities to ensure this important work continues.

We want to fund more work in Sierra Leone so have also committed to give 1 penny from every oyster sale in Whitstable from 1st May 2019, so every one of our oysters you eaten in whitstable will help in a small way to a more sustainable future for Fisherwomen in the Sherbro river estuary.



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Whitstable Oyster Company | £176.60

17,670 oysters sold in August 2021 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £102.30

10,230 oysters sold in July 2021 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £598.60

59,860 oysters sold in June 2021 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £492

49,200 oysters sold in May 2021 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £376.81

37,681 oysters sold in April 2021 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £60

6,000 oysters sold in March 2021 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £26.30

2,630 oysters sold in January 2021 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £30.94

3,094 oysters sold in December 2020 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £137.80

13,780 oysters sold in November 2020 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £283.53

28,353 oysters sold in October 2020 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £544.58

54,458 oysters sold in September 2020 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £882.13

88,213 oysters sold in August 2020 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £513.56

51,356 oysters sold in July 2020 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £229.55

22,955 oysters sold in June 2020 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £63.16

6,316 oysters sold in March 2020 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £93.59

9,359 oysters sold in February 2020 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £107.82

10,782 oysters sold in January 2020 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £136.48

13,648 oysters sold in December 2019 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £67.55

6,755 oysters sold in November 2019 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £141.76

14,176 oysters sold in October 2019 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £358.28

35,828 oysters sold in September 2019 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £515.89

51,589 oysters sold in August 2019 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £307.16

30,716 oysters sold in July 2019 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £297.94

29,794 oysters sold in June 2019 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.

Whitstable Oyster Company | £622

62,200 oysters sold in May 2019 by the Whitstable Oyster Company at its venues at 1 pence per oyster donation.