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Our Hatchery

Orkney Shellfish Hatchery is part of the Cadman Capital Group, producing premium shellfish, clawed lobsters, lumpfish and nutrition solutions.

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Our Hatchery

Orkney Shellfish Hatchery is part of the Cadman Capital Group, producing premium shellfish, clawed lobsters, lumpfish and nutrition solutions.

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Our Hatchery

Orkney Shellfish Hatchery is part of the Cadman Capital Group, producing premium shellfish, clawed lobsters, lumpfish and nutrition solutions.

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Our Hatchery

Orkney Shellfish Hatchery is part of the Cadman Capital Group, producing premium shellfish, clawed lobsters, lumpfish and nutrition solutions.

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Our Hatchery

Orkney Shellfish Hatchery is part of the Cadman Capital Group, producing premium shellfish, clawed lobsters, lumpfish and nutrition solutions.

Our Hatchery

Where we are

Orkney Shellfish Hatchery (OSH) is located on the remote island of Lamb Holm, within the archipelago of Orkney. Positioned on a site steeped in history and surrounded by deep shores and rolling green fields, Orkney provides the perfect environment for growing premium seafood products.

Our distinctive, vibrant and healthy clawed lobster, lumpfish and shellfish are the result of being grown in an ideal environment, along with excellent hatchery practice and a deep understanding of customer requirements.

The Orkney Islands

The archipelago of Orkney offers some of the cleanest, most pristine waters in the UK, ideal for the successful development of our hatchery products.

The Hatchery

Utilising oceanic seawater from the Orkney Islands, our hatchery uses forefront technology in eco-friendly indoor recirculation aquaculture system (RAS) design. This starts at the beginning from our seawater storage, to internal system designs where the company's filtration systems operate continuously, keeping the seawater clean and providing a healthy environment for our superior shellfish, lobster and lumpfish products.

Our System

OSH is establishing a commercial state-of-the-art shellfish hatchery, by combining innovative hatching, larval rearing and microalgae technology for producing superior shellfish, lobsters, lumpfish and nutrition solutions to the aquaculture industry. OSH utilises individual recirculating systems (RAS) - operating low water usage and waste, a bio-secure modulated facility with a separate system for producing microalgae.

A specialised laboratory is onsite to facilitate high level monitoring of water quality, health status and production of specialised nutrition solutions. The combination of this bio-secure, multi-species hatchery and innovative technologies provides a sustainable and eco-friendly shellfish hatchery production facility producing prime shellfish, lobsters, lumpfish and nutrition solutions to the industry.

OSH utilises a proprietary Ocean On Land Technology product for culturing clawed lobsters from egg. This unique system maximises survival of the lobsters and is extremely space efficient in design. Applying intuitive technology is one of the many ways OSH is assisting with the sustainability of an iconic lobster species.

Research & Developments

Our innovative teams are continuously improving our product lines. Our hatchery team works around the clock to ensure our hatchery systems and seafood products produced are the world's best.

Innovation has always played a vital role in our company. Substantial resources are allocated every year to develop new speciality products and to further optimise our existing product range. As part of this innovation OSH works closely with Ocean On Land Technology and its Aquahive® product for rearing clawed lobsters by providing a testing and training centre for its hatchery systems, upgrades and feed range.

At our facilities in Orkney, nutrition and hatchery system engineers specialised in larval lobster, larval fish, oyster spat, hatchery design and diet processing technology are continuously developing and adapting new technologies to our systems and feed products, ensuring prime quality to the first life stages of our hatchery products. This continuous innovation and investing in top industry talent ensures that your hatchery product purchase obtains the best possible start resulting in proficient growth performance and robustness.

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