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The Native Oyster and Shellfish Company Ltd is a confirmation of our investment in the globally recognised DEEP project. Our goal is the rewilding our own reef of Native Oysters in the Dornoch Firth to bio-filtrate the nutritious rich outflow from the awarding winning Tain distillery AD Bioenergy plant. These Native Oysters (Ostrea Edulis) sequester carbon and lay down a deep layer of carbon rich material on the reef structure and seabed creating a unique biodiverse ecosystem for other local species to survive and colonise once more. We supported the original seeding of the bed via our Native Oyster growers and this e-commerce consumer approach is justification of our claim that the Native Oyster can be grown and create jobs and revenue for Scotland whilst cleaning our coastal environment and sequestering carbon. It is great to see real Native Oyster aquaculture and commerce happening as a consequence of our original idea to develop the Native Oyster at significant scale, we wish the Native Oyster and Shellfish Company Ltd every success with this fantastic Native Oyster venture.
CSR Director, Glenmorangie DEEP project
The DEEP project has developed from an idea by Glenmorangie to create value from Anaerobic Digestion, as an additional biological process to fermentation to create Biomethane for distillation and displace carbon in volume. We at Heriot Watt have developed another complimentary biological process with these Native Oysters as a living Bio filtration ecosystem. We are building a reef of shell material for the Native Oyster (Ostrea edulis) to thrive in the Dornoch Firth once more and create an ecosystem lost many years ago. This ecosystem will go on the clean the Dornoch Firth for generations to come. Developing the Native Oyster from a tiny residual population to now seeing the Native Oyster and Shellfish Company Ltd bring the Native Oyster to the London and Scottish markets commercially once again, is a clear measure of our success in developing the Native Oyster as an economic driver for Rural Scotland and Aquaculture in general. We wish the Native Oyster and Shellfish Company Ltd every success in this new era of connecting rural, commercial artisan shellfish production, with sophisticated temperature controlled logistics to a consumer’s doorstep, a new route to market for everyone concerned.
Dr Bill Sanderson
DEEP Project Director, Heriot Watt University
The Native Oyster and Shellfish Company Limited has helped Smurfit Kappa develop a Global first in Temperature controlled logistics with the development of our Thermobox shipping product. Smurfit Kappa as the leading packaging design company in Europe has developed a fully recyclable Thermobox for shipping temperature sensitive goods over logistics supply chains such as e-commerce or B2B supply. This product is fully recyclable through existing recycling management facilities across the UK and has no hydro carbon derived plastic components that can harm the environment. Smurfit Kappa have developed this product as a flagship environmental statement to our clients and the wider community as recognition that by collaborating we can all have safer food supplies without compromising our marine and land environments. Smurfit Kappa wish every success to the Native Oyster and Shellfish Company Ltd on the launch of their unique Native Oyster and Highland Scottish Aquaculture service to consumers and retail customers across the UK and beyond. We know the Oysters will travel in the World’s most environmentally friendly circumstances.
General Manager, Smurfit Kappa Scotland