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Oyster and shellfish in Limfjorden

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In Limfjorden you will find some of the most delicious ingredients you can have - oysters and shellfish. Just walk a few meters out in the inlet, and you will find the delicious Limfjord Oyster - which are known to be among the world’s best.

You must try these delicacies as well as the many experiences we have to offer around the oysters and shellfish from Limfjorden.
 

Experiences with oysters and shellfish

The 1. October is the official opening day of the Danish oyster season and many oyster lovers see the Danish Limfjord oyster to be the best in the world.

Go on an oyster safari in Limfjorden where you can see, learn and taste the Danish oysters from Limfjorden. Wearing a pair of waders, you can go looking for oysters while learning about oysters, shellfish and the wildlife in Limfjorden.

The Limfjord Oyster is known as one of the best in the world...

Did you know...

.. that you can find oysters in Limfjorden all year, but it is recommended that you only collect them from September to April. The reason being that oysters is filtering water for algae, and therefore there is a chance that in the summer the oysters can contain poisonous algae, that thrives in the warm water.
Rule of thumb is that months whose name includes the letter “R”, is the months where you can collect oysters.  
 

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Nykøbing Mors - Denmark’s Shellfish Capital

In the middle of Limfjorden, on the island of Mors, you will find Denmark’s Shellfish Capital, Nykøbing Mors. The town hosts different events, such as The Oyster- and Clam premiere, The Oyster final and much more.

The oysters in the Limfjord

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The Limfjord Oyster

You can recognize a Limfjord Oyster from its flat and almost round shape. A good size for a ripe oyster is when it is around 8-10 cm and weighs between 60-150 grams. It takes about 3-5 years for an oyster to reach this size.

Furthermore, oysters are hermaphrodite and are capable of changing their gender depending on the water’s temperature.

The Pacific oysters are an intrusive species in Denmark and is threatening the original fauna, the Limfjord Oyster, blue clams and so on. The pacific oyster is oblong and grows faster than the Limfjord Oyster. A good size for consumption is around 80-160 grams.

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The Pacific oysters

WARNING
Oysters and shellfish are a delicious but should be enjoyed carefully. When gathering, eating oysters and clams from Limfjorden, it can be a risk.

  • You should therefore thoroughly inform yourself before you gather oysters and clams from Limfjorden. Do not under any circumstance collect your own shellfish if a warning has been issued from the government/the authorities.
  • Do not gather oysters or clams near streams, sewage outlets or harbour outlets.
  • Do always follow the recommendations from your guide when you are on oyster safari in Limfjorden. 
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