Approved until 31 May 2020
Shellfish Ireland was established in 1987 by two young local fishermen, Richard Murphy and Peter O'Sullivan Greene. Friends for many years thanks to a keen interest in fishing, they combined their efforts to catch and supply Irish Brown Crab to local and European seafood buyers.
Now the biggest employer in the area, employing over 120 people, the company has expanded to a 20,000 sq.ft factory operating on a 24-hour basis. Its customer base now includes extensive retail markets in Ireland, UK and throughout Europe, plus many foodservice companies in Europe and Asia.
Shellfish Ireland place a strong emphasis on corporate social responsibility within their local community, and undertake a number of initiatives, including involvement in the Chernobyl Children's Project, sponsoring the local golf club and a number of underage GAA and rugby clubs, facilitates work experience opportunities and partition in local community events.
Aim to increase from 3 boats participating in the initiative of boats who voluntarily return alive sea any crab under 150mm, as opposed to the legal minimum size of 130mm.