This week’s fishermen & fishmongers: 10th August

Our interactive map is constantly growing with new fishermen, fishmongers and merchants from across the country. Each week we will feature some of the new entries to the site, telling the story of the methods they use to catch, prepare and sell their seafood and the range of species available across the UK.

Beer Fisheries, Seahill, Seaton, Devon, England

1386198222Marc and Leanne are now the proud owners of Beer Fisheries Ltd, a family business that has been supplying fresh local fish from their shop, on Beer beach for the last 45 years. The family fishing boat is skippered by Marc’s Father, Jim, who has been fishing since he could walk. He works various types of fishing gear from his 21 foot boat, Bess ,which means he provides the very finest quality, as it only has to travel 100 meters from the shore line to our shop door.

Jim fishes within the Lyme Bay Fisheries & Conservation Reserve, a collaborative project between fishermen and conservationists that sees a fishermen sign up to a voluntary code of conduct that ensures they fish in ways that protect the marine habitat and keep local stocks at sustainable levels. Mixed 5kg boxes of fish caught within the reserve can be ordered online while smaller boxes, made up of exclusively line caught fish from local fisherman Bob, are also available.


marie louiseMarie-Louise Shellfish, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales

The Marie-Louise is a small-scale boat, fishing out of Milford Haven, Wales’ largest fishing port and one of the world’s deepest natural harbours. With their motto of “from Pot to Plate as fresh as you can get” you can buy their live and dressed crab and lobsters direct from the boat, with local delivery available on Thursdays and Fridays.

As well as this fresh shellfish they also offer quiches and seafood platters. To order call Sue on 07580483000. (4)The Tina Louise, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland

Fresh from the boat, they supply live lobsters, crabs, langoustines and whelks and line caught mackerel is ocasionally available. Fresh fish fillets are now in stock, including cod, haddock, seabass and salmon, as well as fresh mussels. They will deliver to you at home or work.

Delivery within Kirkcaldy and Methil is free of charge; delivery outside those areas will incur a small charge.


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