Welcome to Shellfish Hatchery Systems and its innovative Aquahive solution.


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Shellfish Hatchery Systems Ltd (SHS) operates worldwide, supplying an innovative lobster hatchery solution for restocking wild lobster fisheries or ongrowing.  We specialise in design, construction and installation of turnkey lobster hatchery systems, lobster farming equipment, components and consultancy. Our lobster hatchery solutions team go all the way from development and design to project management, installation and technical support.  When in operation, our lobster farming solutions team follow-up with guaranteed, professional supervision and support.

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Our Systems

The Aquahive system has revolutionised the production of juvenile clawed lobsters and works in parallel with SHS’ brood and larval hatchery systems. This provides customers who wish to rear clawed lobsters, either to support the wild fishery or to further develop plate-sized clawed lobsters for restaurants, with a turnkey solution.

SHS is a global company, with systems operating in the United Kingdom (Scotland and England), Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and Canada. SHS applies intuitive technology in its hatchery system designs, creating an efficient way of farming clawed lobsters.

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It’s our aim to be the preferred supplier of clawed lobster hatchery and farming systems to the fisheries, academic and aquaculture sectors, that’s why meeting each customers’ individual requirements is our focus.

SHS prides itself on:

  • Total supplier commitment from complete lobster farming systems to components.
  • Meeting all customer's requirements.
  • Maintaining strategic position through investing in product testing and development through our sister companies Orkney Shellfish Hatchery and Caribbean Sustainable Fisheries.
  • Offering professional and secure onsite service and support.

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Success Stories

As every project is different and every customer has different requirements (space, power, species, seawater access etc.), we first look at what the client wishes to achieve, allowing us to deliver the best possible hatchery solution.

Knowledge Centre

Find advice from our global team of professionals, information on partnerships, answers to frequently asked questions and technical support for SHS and its Aquahive product.

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Our key personnel have more than 30 years’ experience with lobster farming and recirculating aquaculture systems, enabling SHS to offer first-class solutions, tailormade for each individual or group of next generation lobster farming professionals.

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