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

Offline GlentoranMark

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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,


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« Last Edit: 13/06/2011 11:27:22 by GlentoranMark »


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