The Solent was once the largest oyster fishery in Europe. Its waters were reknowned for the mollusc - known as 'the poor man's food' because it was so abundant.
However, over-fishing brought the Solent oyster to the brink of extinction until catching them was banned in 2013.
Now a major environmental project - fronted by TV presenter Ben Fogle, aims to restore the oyster population there by putting millions back. Martin Dowse reports.
Love them or loathe them, oysters have been farmed in Kent since Roman times. And now it seems their popularity is reaching new heights. Stocks in France have been badly hit by disease. Now our continental cousins are turning to us for supplies. David Johns reports.