Cooley Oysters Ltd
Cooley Oysters is a family owned business based in Greenore, Co. Louth on the East Coast of Ireland. Established in 1984 by the Ferguson Family, Cooley Oysters has been proudly farming premium quality oysters, grown using the traditional 'Trestle and Bag' method, from Carlingford Lough for over 37 years. Cooley Oysters are grown in the crystal clear Class A waters of Carlingford Lough, the highest grade available and classified by the European Union. Cooley Oysters specialise in Irish Rock Oysters, also known as Pacific Oysters (Crassostrea gigas), Standard and Specials. Newly developed purification facilities and state of the art packing room are fitted with the latest innovations and modern technologies to ensure the company provides a safe working environment and high-quality product. Using a combination of seawater, UV light and optimum temperature, salinity and oxygen levels, the oysters are purified to the highest standard.
Cooley Oysters reuses all empty oyster shell to maintain access routes and plan to investigate the feasibility of supplying shell to local farmers as a calcium supplement for chicken feed,
Oysters are a naturally healthy source of protein rich in nutrients and minerals required for healthy growth and maintaining a strong immune system. Ensuring the health and safety of their oysters is one of the most important aspects of Cooley Oyster's company. They carry out a number of different sampling regimes to ensure that oysters are virus and disease-free (e.g. sampling for E. coli and Noro virus). They depurate their oysters to the highest standards and only harvest during open season.