A world first for mussels
The golden shell mussels we serve in our restaurants are supplied by Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd, which have been supplying customers worldwide with the best in authentic Scottish seafood products for 40 years. The company takes great care in minimising the environmental impact associated with its commercial activities. This has recently seen Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd. being recognised as the first blue mussel producer in the world to receive certification against the ASC bivalve standard, awarded by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.
Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd. Managing Director Cameron Brown said,
"We are very proud to be the first blue mussel farmer in the world to receive this certification. The award is recognition of our dedication and hard work to provide ethically grown and environmentally friendly mussels to our friends at Loch Fyne Restaurants and our other valued customers around the globe. Our teams have worked tirelessly to ensure our mussels maintain a low carbon footprint, and we strive to make a positive contribution to the local community and economy. With this certification, our customers around the world will have the confidence they are purchasing the best mussels, harvested under the best practices."
The ASC certification includes Chain of Custody information, which involves full traceability from farm to fork. This assures our restaurant customers that the mussels they buy have been ethically sourced from Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd. The mussels are grown on ropes in Loch Roag on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. They are a natural, nutritious and delicious shellfish showcasing the very best of Scotland's larder.
We hope that you will take the opportunity to enjoy a plate of golden shell mussels next time you visit one of our restaurants. You will do so, knowing that they have been grown and nurtured by a company which minimises its impact on the environment and which cares for workers and local communities.