Emerging innovations for the shellfish industry

Oyster depuration

Innovation could help the shellfish industry adapt to restrictions posed since Brexit, writes Martin Sutcliffe Water quality is an important issue for the aquaculture sector and can be incredibly varied across UK coastlines due to contamination from sewerage. One sector that has been directly impacted by water quality is the shellfish industry, which has faced…

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Double accolade for family oyster business

It was a double celebration for family-owned Caledonian Oysters at the Scottish Shellfish Awards this week, with the business retaining its title for Best Native Oysters and receiving a commendation in the Rock Oyster (Gigas) category. The awards, held as part of the annual Association of Scottish Shellfish Growers conference in Oban, saw prizes given…

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Irish mussel and oyster farmers offered Covid-19 aid

Rope mussel and oyster farmers in Ireland will get extra support to help cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, announced a package on Thursday that will provide a fixed, one-off payment of between €6,800 and €16,300 to each eligible oyster farming business and…

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