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The Ston oyster receives the mark of origin at the EU level

first_imgNamely, the Dubrovnik-Neretva County awarded non-refundable support to 17 entrepreneurs – shellfish farmers – oysters to cover the costs of obtaining the mark of origin in the total amount of HRK 68.000,00. Photo: Dubrovnik-Neretva County The Mali Ston oyster already has a mark of origin at the national level, and should soon be protected from the European Union. The mark of origin should allow shellfish easier placement and a guarantee of quality for the buyer. The procedure before the European Commission follows, so the Ston flat oyster will be the first to be protected in the European Union. Oysters are most ripe and delicious in March when the feast of St. Joseph is celebrated, and gastronomic experts mention that oysters are best served freshly opened and spiced with lemon juice. You can taste just such, freshly opened and with the smell of the sea during the feast of St. Joseph (March 19) in the restaurants of Ston and Mali Ston and the manifestation of the Day of Mali Ston oysters.center_img By the way, traces of oyster farming in the Mali Ston Bay have existed since the period of Roman rule in this area. The first written documents on shellfish hunting date from the 16th century, and on breeding from the 17th century, records from the time of the Dubrovnik Republic. The Ston oyster, a top premium indigenous product, should soon receive the EU-level label of excellence.last_img

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