Thursday February 20, 2020

Export market keeps seafood firm afloat in rough times

Shellfish de la Mer has been in business on Dinish Island in Castletownbere in west Cork since 1987, but it wasn't until 14 years later that it began looking at exporting.

13th January, 2013
Yan Zhao, director of Ocean Jade in China, with Peter O'Sullivan Greene of Shellfish de la Mer.

Shellfish de la Mer has been in business on Dinish Island in Castletownbere in west Cork since 1987, but it wasn't until 14 years later, in the aftermath of September 11, that it began looking at exporting its products.

"The portion of our Irish business that was driven by American tourism nosedived after 9/11," said managing director Peter O'Sullivan Greene. "When flights from the States kept coming in with nobody on them, we started seriously looking at markets...

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