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Orkney Shellfish Hatchery

An aquaculture hatchery, providing a range of premium seafood products.

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Orkney Shellfish Hatchery

An aquaculture hatchery, providing a range of premium seafood products.

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Orkney Shellfish Hatchery

An aquaculture hatchery, providing a range of premium seafood products.

About Us

Our Story

Orkney Shellfish Hatchery (OSH) is an aquaculture hatchery, providing premium seafood products including oyster spat, clawed European lobsters, microalgae and lumpfish as well as nutrition solutions for the aquaculture industry.

Aquaculture is transforming the seafood industry and OSH is playing an important role in that change - leading the way with its sustainable, responsible and innovative operations.

Many of our seafood products are grown in the remote Orkney Islands, surrounded by the pristine Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans. Aside these two pristine seas are vast rolling green fields, allowing our clean, healthy and sustainable hatchery-raised seafood products to thrive.

OSH aims to protect the picturesque and unique environment of Orkney by supporting and giving back to the island community.

It is with excitement that we approach and build long-term partnerships with our customers. Our unique combination of technical expertise and natural resources of the Orkney Islands allows us to produce shellfish of the highest quality.

Our parent company's reputation is built on respect, integrity and trust. A passion for excellence and commitment to quality is at the heart of everything we do.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be the market-leading producer of the highest quality oyster spat, clawed lobsters, lumpfish and nutrition solutions for UK, European and global growers. Our parent company and its employees pride themselves on creating a sustainable future through new innovation that add value to our prime seafood products and feeds range.

Our Organisation

OSH has consolidated a strong team of hatchery, feed and business specialists. The company, inspired by the sustainable aquaculture vision of entrepreneur Giles Cadman, is part of the Cadman Capital Group, which specialises in alternative investments across fine wine, property, sustainable ventures and retail.

Meet Our Team

Investing in the right people and building the capacity of our team is at the forefront of OSH.
Our dedicated team members make us what we are:

Giles Cadman

Giles Cadman is the Chairman and Founder of the Cadman Capital Group of companies. Giles has a wealth of experience in alternative asset classes, particularly property, aquaculture and wine. He is an advocate of strict and transparent regulation and practices in all business sectors - particularly in the wine investment industry. He was awarded the Vendangeur d'honneur at Mouton Rothschild for the millennium harvest. Giles is very active within the Group and leads from the front. He also strongly believes entrepreneurs have to 'walk the talk' when it comes to preserving the environment, helping local communities and one another in both business and life.

Nik Sachlikidis

Nik is an aquaculture and fisheries professional with 20 years practical experience. His broad background in both the aquaculture and fisheries sectors encompasses the culture of several commercially important fresh and saltwater fish and crustacean species, and the survey of commercially important fisheries. His primary career focus is the culture of spiny lobsters, where he has worked in the private, government and research sectors in several countries as a researcher and team leader. He is a passionate advocate for sustainable global seafood production, and an enthusiastic team builder and mentor.

Simon Stringer

Simon is a qualified chartered accountant with over 15 years of experience. He joined the Cadman Capital Group in 2012 having held positions in the UK banking and retail sectors, including roles with KPMG. He brings a wealth and variety of experience including investment appraisal, financial analysis and reporting under US and International GAAP.

Dr Matthew Johnston

Matthew is a nutritionist with over 18 years' experience developing sustainable and eco-friendly nutrition and feed development solutions for the aquaculture industry. Matthew brings a wealth of global experience, with extensive knowledge in hatchery and growout feed development.

What we do and why we do it

OSH was established to fill a supply gap in the UK oyster spat market. The production of clawed lobsters helps to restock our oceans as well as replenishes wild stocks and supports both today's and future fishermen.

OSH provides a showcase area for interested parties to experience the products of Ocean On Land Technology, proprietors of the Aquahive® product, which can be used for breeding and producing both European and American clawed lobsters. OSH also offers an area for training and developing staff, supporting all Ocean On Land Technology customers, both previous and new.

In addition, OSH provides a unique range of aquaculture feeds and nutrition solutions, ranging from microalgae (pastes, biomass and supplemented aquaculture feeds), which are fundamental to the first larval rearing stages of marine fish, molluscs and many crustacean species.

OSH's crustacean nutrition solutions offer a wide and specialised range of products from lobster grower and broodstock diets to an innovative range of hatchery diets. OSH's range of products provides both new and existing Ocean On Land Technology customers confidence in a wide range of high quality and stage-specific diets. These support the healthy growth and high survival of clawed lobsters and are available to order through their website.

Our team of professionals are always on hand to assist. To get in touch, call us on 01604 695816.

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