The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: Should you collect shellfish between September and April?  (Read 3732 times)

Offline GlentoranMark

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 98
    • View Profile
Mark asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi Chris and team, love the show.

Anyway, I love collecting shellfish, cockles, mussels etc. but there is an old wives tale that says you shouldn't collect any shellfish with an "R" in the month (September to April.)

Is there any truth in the wives tale? Do shellfish have a breeding season? And how do farmed shellfish manufacturers get round the problem if there is one?

Many thanks,

Mark

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 13/06/2011 11:27:22 by GlentoranMark »


 

The Naked Scientists Forum


 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums
 
Login
Login with username, password and session length