Premium seafood supplier Loch Fyne Oysters will supply 60 of Waitrose & Partners’ selected fish counters with oysters and mussels, grown responsibly in the clear waters of the West Coast of Scotland and supplied in minimal packaging.
Last year, Loch Fyne Oysters became the first company in the world to be recognised for its ethical mussel farming, winning accreditation from the internationally recognised Aquaculture Stewardship Council. This acknowledges that the farming of Loch Fyne’s golden shell mussels has minimal impact on the environment in which they are grown.
The company began farming oysters in the pristine waters of Loch Fyne 40 years ago, and now supplies top hotels and events all over the world. The guiding principle behind the company is to present the best in authentic
Scottish seafood whilst minimising the impact on the environment. For the first time, its oyster trays will be made from cardboard which consumers can recycle by putting them in recycling bins or on their compost heaps. Mussels will be supplied in traditional nets.
“Both oysters and mussels contain a number of unique nutrients and minerals which have great health benefits, making them a wonderful option if you want a break from all the unhealthy food at Christmas,” said the Managing Director of Loch Fyne Oysters, Cameron Brown.
“Mussels are in season right now and oysters are in season all year round, and our regular deliveries to Waitrose & Partners mean you can be assured that you are eating fresh shellfish, responsibly farmed in the West Coast of Scotland.”
Oysters and mussels are on sale from 14th November at selected Waitrose & Partners’ fish counters. They are priced at £4.99 for 1kg of mussels and £5.99 for six oysters.