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Live Irish Shellfish

Membership Status:

Approved until 31 May 2021



About the company

Established in 2001, Hannigan Live Irish Shellfish is owned and operated by Hannigan Fish Trading, one of the largest exporters of live Irish shellfish. Located in Donegal, on the shores of the rugged North Atlantic coastline, its supply network of fishermen and boats across the north coast provides the company with a broad range of shellfish for live export.

The company exports brown crab, lobster, shrimp, velvet crab, crayfish, and spider crab to Europe while airfreighting live brown crab and live blue lobster to China, Hong Kong, South Korea, North America, USA, and Canada.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Commitment to Responsible Sourcing:

Live Irish Shellfish currently have three supplier boats certified to Bord Iascaigh Mhara's Responsibly Sourced Sea (RSS) standard). They are committed to growing this to 5 boats and beyond.

Involvement in the Local Community:

Live Irish Shellfish are committed to supporting local charities and sporting groups through donating and volunteering their time.

Company Sites

Live Irish Shellfish (Vivier plant)

The Harbou



Live Irish Shellfish (Old vivier plant)