This week’s fishermen and fishmongers: 29th May

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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JS Fresh Fish, Southampton, Hampshire, England

With other 30 years experience in the seafood trade, JS Fresh Fish currently support 6 local fishermen, landing their catch to their premises in Shamrock Quay. Working with these  small scale, day boat fishermen, who use drift-nets and hand-lining, means that JS Fresh Fish are able to offer a range of South Coast seafood, just hours after it has been caught.

JS Fresh FIsh offer seasonal shellfish alongside a range of fresh, local, fish prepared to your requirements.

 

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Paddy’s, Ballapaddag, Isle of Man

Based on the Isle of Man, the team at Paddy’s has over 70 years combined experience in the fishmongers and seafood industry.  Working closely with the local fishing fleet means that Paddy’s can offer the highest quality, freshest and most sustainable the Isle of Man has to offer. Their Manx 3 legs stamp, which means you can make sure you are supporting their local produce, identifies any  products caught in Manx waters or smoked in Paddy’s Smoke House.

Over time, Paddy’s have built up a range of local favourites including  their own Smoked Salmon which has won awards and smoked to an age old recipe using cherry wood as well as  Manx Queenies (Queen Scallops) and King Scallops and good old Manx Kippers.

Menai Oysters & Mussels, Tal-y-Bont Bach, Anglessey, Wales

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Menai Oysters is is a registered oyster and mussel farm located on the Anglesey side of the Menai Strait in North Wales. The Menai Strait is currently designated a Special Area of Conservation. Strong tidal currents ebb and flow around sandbanks and bring in a steady supply of food to give the shellfish grown here their unique taste.

Established in 1994, they originally aimed to supply the restaurant and hotel business but their mussels and oysters are now available to buy online, offering next day delivery as well as collection from their store. Their mussels are cultivated on the inter-tidal bed, giving them a strong flavour, robust shell and longer shelf life, while the oysters are grown on a e bag and trestle system. This system involves the rearing of oysters in polypropelene bags secured to metal racks in the inter-tidal range.

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Ewing’s, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Based on Belfast’s Shankhill Road, Ewing’s have long supplied Norther Ireland’s homes, restaurants and hotels with a fresh range of the region’s seafood. Now they have released a range of fish boxes consisting of all the favourites! Everything is cut fresh to order from locally sourced markets & packed just for you. The boxes, as well as cod, seabass and hake fillets and fresh Kilkeel scallops, langoustines, squid tubes and crevettes, are available for collection or delivery.

 

 

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