Ireland - Mayo oysters producer calls on restaurants to source local seafood
As restaurants and gastro pubs prepare to re-open next week, Achill Oysters, a successful oyster producer, is urging restaurants to include local oysters and seafood on their menus to help offset the economic impact of COVID-19
Hugh O’Malley, owner and farmer of Achill Oysters, based on Achill Island, explained how supporting local businesses particularly in remote coastal areas is crucial at this time.
“We produce premium Irish rock oysters for the domestic and international market. Pre-Covid-19, our international business was thriving.
“We were exporting over two tonnes of oysters to China every week on top of orders to Singapore, Taiwan, the UK, Iceland and the Netherlands.