Shellfish Ireland is a supplier of sustainable shellfish including crab, shrimp, lobster, and prawns, to the local and international markets. Our ethos is simple: we bring the bounty of Ireland’s shellfish to the world in a sustainable manner so that future generations can enjoy this healthy and delicious natural resource.
The Company developed a state of the art facility which was officially opened on the 31st of June 1999 by Michael Woods.
We grew our purchasing base to not only include local vessels that land daily but also to purchase off vessels along the south and west coast of Ireland. All of which is collected by our own vans and processed in our own factory
Our Company has developed a substantial range of products:
Shellfish Ireland play a leading role in protecting the long-term future of stocks through sustainability initiatives across our product range.
Fishery Improvement Projects
Fishery Improvement Projects provide a platform for fishermen, seafood buyers and suppliers to protect and improve a specific fishery by implementing a plan over a given time period.
Ireland has a National strategy to develop FIPS to ensure the long-term protection and development of our Fisheries.
Shellfish Ireland role in FIPs
Shellfish Ireland is one of the key participants in the Brown Crab FIP.
The company itself is fully involved in development and implementation of the Plan for Brown Crab
Lobster V notching program
The primary intention of the lobster V-notching method is to improve the sustainability of Ireland’s lobster stocks by protecting female lobsters so that they can breed a number of times.
V-notching involves manually removing a simple, V-shaped notch from the tail of a female lobster when first caught. Shellfish Ireland vessels are members of Irelands V-notching program.
All shrimp sold by Shellfish are caught in pots by inshore vessels observing closed seasons.