Irish Rock Oysters – Crassostrea gigas
Growing Irish rock oysters in the grade A classification waters of Carlingford Lough.
Carlingford Oyster Company was established in 1974 by Peter Louet Feisser and is currently managed by his son Kian and daughter-in-law Mary.
The company employs 18 staff and produces 200 tonnes of oysters annually.
The oysters are grown in the grade A classification waters of Carlingford Lough and dispatched mainly in Ireland, UK, France and Asia.
Key Sustainability Commitments
Raw Material Sourcing
- Replace plastic boxes for the Dublin market with recyclable material. The company are currently trialling and rolling out wooden boxes as an alternative.
- Eliminate any empty shells going to landfill.
- Reduce the amount of plastic waste to landfill.
- Protect the local biodiversity from alien species.
- Carlingford Oyster Company have joined Bird Watch Ireland, an organisation dedicated to conservation and protection of wild birds and their habitats.
- Reuse old tyre tubes for bands to tie bags to trestles.
- Organise a fortnightly breakfast for all staff and educational tours for schools and other groups.
Unique Selling Points
The oysters are grown in the pure waters of Carlingford Lough. Carlingford Oyster Company has won a number of awards, while the Achill Oysters brand is known worldwide.
Awards & Accreditations
- Gold – Cloudy Bay UK Oyster Championship 2015
- Golds – Great Taste Awards 2016″
- Ecopact Certified