Orkney Shellfish Hatchery has successfully released 500 advanced lobster juveniles directly onto the seabed at the Churchill Barriers.
The first stock of native flat oysters released into the ocean by Orkney Shellfish Hatchery has taken place.
“A couple of weeks ago, I decided I would need to do my bit to preserve one of the old Orcadian traditions and go to the spoots.”
Strictly speaking this isn’t a record of a bygone age at all, as ‘gaan tae the spoots’ is still a pastime enjoyed by a dedicated but seemingly ever decreasing group of folk, although apparently not taken as seriously as in days of yore.
The first run of its hatchings of European clawed lobsters in 2021 has been achieved by Orkney Shellfish Hatchery.
“We are very proud of the efforts and dedication that our hatchery team has contributed to ensure the success of our pilot production of Native Flat Oysters.”
Orkney Shellfish Hatchery, part of the Cadman Capital Group’s Aquaculture Division, has announced its plans to produce clawed lobsters on land, as it takes delivery of its first lobster broodstock.
Orkney Shellfish Hatchery, at Lamb Holm will be producing Native Flat Oysters on land, at its hatchery.
You cannot get fresher than ordering online in Orkney and having freshly caught shellfish delivered to your home.
The researchers found that when hermit crabs were exposed to microplastics, they were less likely to later touch or enter high-quality shells.