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Sustainability

At Orkney Shellfish Hatchery, we remain committed to filling the demand for premium quality oyster spat, lumpfish and clawed lobsters using environmentally friendly and sustainable aquaculture practices.

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Sustainability

At Orkney Shellfish Hatchery, we remain committed to filling the demand for premium quality oyster spat, lumpfish and clawed lobsters using environmentally friendly and sustainable aquaculture practices.

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Sustainability

At Orkney Shellfish Hatchery, we remain committed to filling the demand for premium quality oyster spat, lumpfish and clawed lobsters using environmentally friendly and sustainable aquaculture practices.

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Sustainability

At Orkney Shellfish Hatchery, we remain committed to filling the demand for premium quality oyster spat, lumpfish and clawed lobsters using environmentally friendly and sustainable aquaculture practices.

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Sustainability

At Orkney Shellfish Hatchery, we remain committed to filling the demand for premium quality oyster spat, lumpfish and clawed lobsters using environmentally friendly and sustainable aquaculture practices.

Lumpfish

Lumpfish

Orkney Shellfish Hatchery (OSH) is also produces a marine finfish, known as lumpfish. The lumpfish is a small Scorpaeniform marine fish of the family Cylopteridae, inhabiting the cold waters of the Arctic, north Atlantic and north Pacific Oceans. The lumpsucker (or lumpfish to most Europeans and residents of the east coast of the United States), known as stenbider (literally "stone biter") in Danish, is used regularly in Scandinavian cuisine. The roe is also used as an affordable alternative to caviar produced by sturgeons.

Lumpfish prefer colder seawater and live near the bottom, usually on hard, rocky areas with plenty of vegetation. Specifically, in the western Atlantic, they are found from Newfoundland and Labrador to New Jersey. In the eastern Atlantic, their range extends from Spitsbergen in the north to Portugal in the south. Lumpfish also occur off Iceland and Greenland.

Lumpfish are typically consumed for their roe/caviar, which is a small egg with pronounced flavour available in black, red and golden colours. Lumpfish roe adds flair and appeal to many dishes. It is a great source of vitamin B-2, B-5, B-12, vitamin D and minerals; magnesium, selenium, calcium and phosphorus. It is also a great source of protein.

To complement its premium oyster spat and clawed lobsters, OSH cultivates lumpfish, using naturally produced feeds and best hatchery practice. As a hatchery, we have a thorough understanding of not only the biology of the lumpfish but also adhering to extensive biosecurity protocols within our hatchery. The lumpfish produced by OSH receive the correct nutritious feeds and are harvested for our customers by caring staff that are highly trained and attentive to the welfare of our lumpfish needs and their culture environment.

Pathogen Free

Production of the most viable lumpfish is what we aim to achieve at OSH. Our hatchery practices and biosecurity protocols are continuously reviewed and improved, giving our customers piece of mind.

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