The Native Oyster Season 2021 is here! Please sign up to our newsletter and we shall keep you posted in regards to availability. We also have our beautiful Rock oysters available for sale. Standard next day delivery from £9.95.

Can you eat oysters all year round and when are they at their best?

Can you eat oysters all year round and when are they at their best? An article to help try and navigate these two key oyster related questions. We shall use the discussion to generate some rough 'rules of thumb' to help you on your own oyster quest!

TinyReef - BESE elements

We recently had a visit from our friend Malenthe from the The Netherlands. She is a marine biologist who works for BESE Products. These guys make biodegradable ecosystem restoration products.

They have arrived - Native Oysters 2021

Limited release of our first Native oysters of the 2021 season. They go on sale today (Friday, 17 September 2021), and shall be available for delivery this coming week only. Order now to get your hands on these rare Scottish shellfish.

Coming soon – The Native Oyster Season 2021

Traditionally, the Native oyster season runs from 01 September to 30 April, and that shall be upon us shortly! As per previous years, we shall be releasing the Natives in small batches. Please get in touch if you would like further details.

The Importance of Oyster Restoration – Chapter 4 – A Milestone Achieved

Glenmorangie Distillery and a team of scientists from Heriot-Watt University have reached a significant milestone in the Dornoch Environmental Enhancement Project (DEEP), focused on restoring a sustainable native oyster reef in the Dornoch Firth.  August 2021 marks the completion of 20,000 native European oysters being returned to the Dornoch Firth, where they became extinct more than 100 years ago as a result of overfishing. This phase’s success will pave the way for the restoration of the reef, after years of research, planning and monitoring.

The Importance of Oyster Restoration – Chapter 3 – Oyster Reef Restoration – First Steps

What is an Oyster Reef? What is Oyster Reef Restoration? How can Oyster Reefs be restored? A brief review and an update on what happened to our 6K Native oysters.

The Importance of Oyster Restoration – Chapter 2 – Biosecurity

Oyster Restoration requires Biosecurity. What is Biosecurity? Biosecurity is the use of measures to reduce the chance of negative effects upon ecosystems from biological organisms. This is important as over the years shellfish movements have been a major vector for the introduction of Invasive Non Native Species and various diseases.

The Importance of Oyster Restoration – Chapter 1 – Awake

The Importance of Oyster Restoration. Oysters are fantastic marine creatures, an individual animal can filter up to five litres of water per hour. Oysters are ‘Ecosystem Engineers’, and play a vital role in the protection of fragile marine ecosystems. We need to help them survive and prosper, it is in our own interest.

The Wester Ross UNESCO Biosphere  - Announcement

We have some exciting news to share! The Native Oyster & Shellfish Company is now an official registered supporter of the Wester Ross UNESCO Biosphere.

Is Oyster Farming a Good Thing?

We would argue that Oyster Farming, if done thoughtfully, is a good thing. We are growing a natural and chemical free product, that relies upon and helps restore the environment. The result of this is a wonderfully tasty and nutritious food full of the best Mother Nature has to offer.

The Native Oyster - Ostrea edulis

A Native Oyster? The European Flat Oyster (Ostrea edulis) is the indigenous oyster of Europe, and in these parts it is often called the Native or Flat oyster. The history of this species is one of decline but we aim to help save this beautiful little animal.

The Native Oyster & Shellfish Company Ltd - A beginning....

The Native Oyster & Shellfish Company Ltd is now alive, it is a beginning and the start of our journey, and so first things first, welcome We, the Native Oyster & Shellfish Company Ltd, are a unique aquaculture company that has placed the Native European Flat oyster (Ostrea edulis) at the heart of our business.
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