Quality of Shellfish

Shellfish production areas in Ireland are categorised based on the level of treatment that shellfish require prior to being sold. The best category (Class A) is where shellfish can be sold directly with no pretreatment. Class B requires purification for 48 hours, while Class C is the lowest category and requires the shellfish to be relayed in clean water for a two month period.

The current table (January 2014) listing the Classified Shellfish Production Areas in Ireland can be found here

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