We are Dr Keith Todd and Errin Todd, a husband and wife team.
Keith has a PhD in Marine Biology and his passion is breeding rare or endangered fish and shellfish. His holy grail is to breed the native spiny lobster (sometimes called a crawfish) which is a commercially fished species but very rare. I love working with our customers and eating seafood. Working together we make a great team as Keith is very inventive and creative and I am outgoing and a spreadsheet geek.
We have been designing, manufacturing and installing lobster tanks for fishermen and fish merchants all over the UK since 1998. The Lobster Pod is our innovative live shellfish transportation and storage system.
Lobster Pod has won many awards including Fishing News Innovation Award, Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland, Scottish Edge, Fife Business Awards and were finalists in the European Business for the Environment Awards, British Chamber Awards and I won Silver Awards for Manufacturing and Start-Up Business at the Great British Entrepreneurs Awards.
We consider British shellfish to be among the best in the world. It is tasty, brilliant quality, fresh, sustainable and good for you. Over 85% of the shellfish we catch in Scotland is exported, mostly to Europe. Although this is great for our fishermen it means that the general public in the UK can only get shellfish if they are lucky to live nearby a fishing harbour and know a friendly fisherman or have a good, local fishmonger. We know there is demand for our shellfish.
As the UK experts in recirculation systems for shellfish we have loads of great contacts built up over the last 18 years which means we can source the best quality lobsters and enable you to buy sustainable, Scottish shellfish and have it delivered straight to your door.
We are helped by Laura Johnson who looks after the lobsters, helps with R & D, makes and installs our shellfish systems and makes a fantastic cup of tea.
We are a team of marine biologists and our priority has always been to create the best possible conditions within our systems for the lobsters as we know a healthy and happy lobster is a tasty lobster.