Our story

Year Event
1987 North Atlantic Salmon founded by Lollie Tait
1989 Harvested 5000 salmon and sold directly to market
1993 Producing 160,000 salmon per year as independent family run company
1997 Mussel company founded to work in tandem with salmon farm (North Atlantic Shellfish) – 1 site
2006 Bought assets of Shetland Shellfish Ltd – 6 sites
2007 Lollie’s sons – Richard and Michael Tait took over operational responsibility for both companies
2008 NAS Ltd bought Shetland Mussels Ltd – 3 sites
2010 Ceased all salmon farming activities to focus on mussel farming business
2010 Invested £340,000 in factory facility to improve efficiency and capability
2010 Secured £1 million of investment in farming operation over 3 years
2011 Own mussel production up to 700T – 1300T sold including partner companies
2011 Changed company name from North Atlantic Shellfish Ltd to Shetland Mussels Ltd