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Oyster beds. (Photo: Wild Atlantic Oysters)

Oyster company achieves BIM sustainability certification

  (REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, 2/22/2016)

Wild Atlantic Shellfish, a Sligo-based oyster company has become a fully verified member of the Bord Bia Origin Green sustainability programme, showing  its real and measurable commitment to sustainability.

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board, extended their congratulations to the company, having worked closely with them on environmental and sustainability aspects over the past number of years through the BIM ECOPACT environmental management scheme.

BIM has tailored its ECOPACT scheme to work with seafood producers and assist them in achieving membership of the "green" origin programme.

Working at both farm and manufacturing level, BIM's initiative is a comprehensive national sustainability development programme that clearly sets out Ireland’s ambition to become a world leader in sustainable, high-quality food and drink production.

Wild Atlantic Oyster brand has undergone a number of changes over the past year, investing in marketing and technical elements to strengthen its position in the existing French market as well as targeting new markets in Asia.

It has also invested in a new packing plant in Lissadell, Sligo, and their prepacked product is being welcomed by customers in the growing Asian market.

BIM has worked with the brand under its Aquaculture Business Development Programme and has been instrumental in developing an export-focused strategy for this group of oyster growers.

Richard Donnelly, BIM’s Aquaculture Business Development Manager said, ‘With sales of oysters to China and Hong Kong increasing last year with first point of sale values exceeding EUR 2 million (USD 2.2 million) from a base of below EUR 500,000 (USD 555,905) in 2014; Wild Atlantic Shellfish are now best placed to differentiate themselves on this growing market." 

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Information of the company:
Address: 12 Crofton Road
City: Dun Laoghaire
State/ZIP: Co. Dublin ( )
Country: Republic of Ireland
Phone: +353 12 1441 00
E-Mail: [email protected]
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