Classifications for 2012

The SFPA have published a list of the proposed changes to the classification of shellfish productions areas.

If your area is on the following list you should contact Richie Flynn or your local ISA representative to discuss. If you have any questions about classifications, results or the implications for your business you can also contact Fergal here at Shellfishtrader to discuss. Fergal has experience of water quality issues and the classification system.



Summary of Changes in 2012 Review of Classifications


2012 Changes (No.) Site Area Species


Preliminary Classifications (1)


1. Seal Harbour A Class Glengarriff Mussels




1. Seasonal A to full A (5) Killala Bay Oysters

Corraun Clew Bay Oysters Rosslaher Clew Bay Oysters

Castletownbere Mussels

Sherkin Kinnish Oysters

2. Prelim Class to Full Class (1) Mannin Bay Class A Mussels

3. Increase in Seasonality (2) Ballinakill Mussels

Poulnasherry Oysters



4. Seasonal B to full B (2) Kinsale Mussels

Clifden Inner Mussels




5. A down to Seasonal A (15)

Sheephaven Oysters

Dungloe Oysters

Traweenagh Oysters

Bruckless Mussels

Balfarsad Achill Oysters

Corrie Channel Clew Bay Oysters

Kilkieran Bay Oysters

Kinvara Bay Oysters

Auginis Oysters

Carrigaholt Oysters

College Bay Oysters

Ardgroom Mussels

Cleandra Mussels

Gormanston Razors

Carlingford Outer Oysters

6. A Down to B (2) Sligo (Dormant Fishery) Oysters

Clarinbridge Clams


7. Seasonal A to B (1) Poulnaclough Mussels

8. B down to Seasonal B (2)

Bantry North Chapel Mussels

Dunmanus Bay Mussels


9. Decrease in Seasonality (2)

Ballylongford Oysters

Gearhies Mussels



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