North Bay Shellfish Ltd

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NORTH BAY SHELLFISH LTD

Was set up in 1995 as a company specialising in innovation in the shellfish sector – in the fields of hatchery design, operation and build.  It is a leader in research and development in the European arena – leading work in areas such as marine biotoxins, shellfish diseases, carrying capacities, development of new species for aquaculture, development of hatchery techniques for a range of species, development of new materials and design for aquaculture holding systems.

The company has 2 production sites in Orkney (Scotland) which it uses to develop new innovations in holding equipment and to hold specialised broodstocks for experiments.

NBS has set up innovative hatchery systems for lobsters, oysters, and scallops and has plans to take these innovations into work on mussels, sea urchins, and abalone.  The company is also interested in working with sea-corals and combining systems which are complementary for 2 or 3 species worked together as polyculture.

 

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New Biological Filter: North Bay Shellfish in 2006 developed a compact recirculating filter sustaining 38,000 juvenile lobsters, consistently maintaining the water supply with extremely low levels of NH3, NO3 and NO2.

new biological filter