Historic image of oyster collecting at Mumbles
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Hopes for oyster industry revival in Swansea Bay

Ten thousand young oysters are to be placed on a Swansea Bay fishing bed - which has not been used since the 1920s - in the hope it will become a commercial fishery.

Permission was given for the plan to use the seabed off the village of Oystermouth after a request from shellfish expert Andy Woolmer.

He hopes to reinstate oysters on a 70-acre bed in the bay.

In the mid-1800s the oyster industry in south Wales employed hundreds of people, but over-fishing led to its demise.

Carwyn Jones reports.

Hopes for oyster industry revival

  • 11 Sep 2013
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