Pacific Oysters – available in Diploid and Triploid stocks and various sizes
The farming of Pacific Oysters.
Established in 1893, Huitre Du Connemara is one of the oldest oyster farms in the country and is situated along the Wild Atlantic Way in Ballinakill Bay, Letterfrack, Co. Galway.
Oyster Farming by its very nature is low impact. As oysters are filter feeders, no additional feed is required. A well-chosen site with quality water and an abundance of phytoplankton is key to the production of premium oysters.
Huitre Du Connemara’s site in Ballinakill Bay consists of 345 acres of sea bed and onshore facilities of approximately five acres. The long history of culturing oysters in the area is testament to the suitability and sustainability of the site.
All the oysters come from approved European hatcheries. There, they are tested to ensure that every oyster is in perfect health to prosper in the clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Key Sustainability Commitments
Raw Material Sourcing
- Adopt more sustainable packaging by replacing polystyrene boxes used for seed consignments with sustainable packaging.
- Reduce the usage of water and electricity, and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
- Minimise risks to biodiversity and our operations from invasive species.
- To improve public knowledge of aquaculture by providing educational tours of the company’s facility.
Unique Selling Points
Huitre Du Connemara’s USP is the unique exceptional taste of its oysters, influenced by the nutrients and plants filtering down from the surrounding Connemara Mountains.