This week’s fishermen and fishmongers: 13th July

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.

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Cannon’s Fishmongers and Seafood Stall, Ramsgate, Kent, England

Located on Ramsgate Harbour, Cannon’s sell a range of fish and shellfish caught by fishermen from Ramsgate and other local fleets. Offering a regular supply of whelks, mussels and prawns as well as oysters, lobsters, crabs, mackerel, bass and whatever other delights the fishermen land each day.

As well as the usual walk-up service, Cannon’s also provide seafood platters available to preorder via their Facebook page.

 

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Solva Seafoods, Solva, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Solva’s online store offers a variety of Welsh seafood including lobsters and brown and spider crabs and well as several less commonly available species such as velvet crabs and crayfish. You can order this shellfish fresh online or you can select dressed crabs or crab meat if you’re less confident preparing the crab from scratch! They also offer weekly fish boxes made up of shellfish alongside the fresh fish available that week.

In 2017 they won the Food Award Wales award for Seafood Supplier of the Year recognising their excellence in selling Wales’ finest freshly caught seafood online.

 

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Pathfinder Fishing Company, Filey, North Yorkshire, England

Pathfinder Fishing operate 3 vessels off the Yorkshire coast catching fish and shellfish. They have live and cooked shellfish for sale, direct from the boat and delivered to your door.

As well as offering locally caught, vacuum packed shellfish they also land and sell sea trout, from the region’s historic sea trout fishery.

 

 

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Andy Race Fish Merchants Ltd, Mallaig, Scotland

Based in the port of Mallaig in the Highlands of Scotland, Andy Race Fish Merchants is renowned for producing the very best Scottish peat smoked salmon, Mallaig kippers and a variety of high quality smoked fish and shellfish – all traditionally smoked with no resort to dyes. All fish is available by mail order, beautifully packed to keep it fresh.

Initially, they bought in smoked fish, but were unable to source the quality  needed. Therefore, in about 1980 they began smoking fish ourselves using kilns by that well-known designer, ‘Heath Robinson’! The same smokers are still burning incessantly today.

 

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