About Us

Based in Kilshannig near Castlegregory in County Kerry, Tralee Bay Hatchery and phycology research facilities are capable of producing a large scale, sustainable and reliable source of oyster seed and commercial stocks of various strands of microalgae.

Tralee Bay has long been recognised as an ideal environment for shellfish breeding because of it’s Grade A water quality and sheltered sites which also provides the ideal location for microalgae species to flourish.


Tralee Bay Hatchery Co. produce disease free Irish shellfish seed for sale to the aquaculture industry locally, nationally and internationally.

Additionally the hatchery's research team are developing a microalgae project to create a sustainable supply of innovative bioactive ingredients for use in the nutraceutical, cosmeceutical and food & beverage industries.