This week’s fishermen & fishmongers: 24th 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.

65098644_487181605420511_522218991846948864_oJackson’s Fish, Newton Abbot, Devon, England

A third generation business, with over 90 years of experience in the trade, Jacksons source their fish daily from the nearby Brixham market. With certified Master Fishmonger Matt on the market floor each morning, they buy from local day boats offering the freshest fish whilst also reducing their food miles and carbon footprint. Line caught fish is preferred, or from a vessel adhering to the Responsible Fishing Scheme, any farmed products are sourced from companies who are monitored and regulated by the relevant authorities.


Walshie’s Shellfish, Fishguard, Wales

118375551_174560424235005_6499584395355104179_nFishing on their boat Ceri from Fishguard, Walshie’s sell live lobster, brown crab and spider crab, fresh from the boat. Between potting for crab and lobster around Fishguard, which takes its name from the Old Norse Fiskigarðr meaning “fish catching enclosure”, Walshie’s fish with rod and line for fin fish and have recently been landing mackerel and well as the occasional pollock which are also available to buy. All orders can be made via their Facebook page, with local delivery and collection available.

Skipness Smokehouse, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

92142792_3235184323231051_1294512557582712832_oHaving started out in 1988, selling locally caught seafood from a cabin, before opening restaurants on the Isle of Arran as well as in Edinburgh and London, Fran and Tim decided to undertake the project of converting the old estate workshop situated by the 12th century Skipness Castle into a new purpose built smokehouse. From here they smoke and sell a range of Scottish seafood including mackerel, haddock and of course smoked salmon.

Tim fishing with  the “Julie-Anne” , works closely with C.O.A.S.T (Arran Community Sea Bed Trust) in and around the first marine conservation area in Scotland catching lobster ,crabs, langoustine and other local shellfish in a sustainable manner. Shellfish is available for purchase on Lamlash Pier, Arran in the summer or at the Edinburgh Farmers Market on Castle Terrace. 


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