FOLDER of press cuttings re research into shellfish breeding and purification.

Scope and Content

The cuttings mainly relate to the oyster and mussel industries but also touch on other species including lobsters and plaice. Brief mention is made of the Conwy Experiment Station and Dr R W Dodgson, but most of the cuttings refer to other UK locations such as Brightlingsea and Lympstone, as well as international locations such as Canada. Two cuttings refer to court cases for alleged food poisoning from bad oysters (1930s).

Also: opening ceremonies of new installations; theories re aspects of the shellfish industry, including the idea that oysters should be anaesthetised before attempting to open the shell (1932); report on the Anglo-Irish tariff war re import duty on goods coming in to Holyhead from the Irish Free State - four railway trucks loaded with mussels and stuck in a siding at Holyhead are an example of the type of goods going to waste.