We have over 30years in the fish and shellfish industry. Based in Falmouth in the heart of Cornwall we supply hotels and restaurant's & fishmonger's all over the county of Cornwall and also supply wholesale in the united kingdom France, Spain, Holland and the rest of Europe.
We pride ourselves on providing the very best sustainably sourced seafood, almost all from Cornish waters, throughout the seasons of the year. Without doubt, one of the most important factors in our business is the sourcing of sustainable species. With this in mind, we work hard to source sustainable fish and shellfish from the local Community and further afield, with the aim of minimising the effect of overfishing, thus ensuring the survival of livelihoods and species for years to come.
Some of the range of our Cornish fresh local Shellfish.
Cornish live Lobster is renowned for its quality and flavour and never fails to impress on any menu. Landed to us daily by local fishermen, live and super fresh, it has to be the finest shellfish available from Cornish waters.
Spider crabs are large, spiky crustaceans that are common around Cornwall’s coast. They grow up to 80cm in claw span. The claws are full of delicious moist, white meat that is a prized delicacy in Spain and France. Pot caught spider crabs are harvested sustainably.
Brown crabs, also known as edible Crab The hard shell houses soft and flavoursome brown meat and the legs and claws are packed with the more delicate flavoured white meat. Crabs are at their best in the winter months but can be enjoyed all year round thanks to the sustainable nature of this fishery.
Our native oysters are highly prized but across their range they are becoming more and more rare. The stocks of native oyster in Falmouth and the Helford estuary are healthy and in Falmouth the Truro River Oyster fishery (whch produces Fal Oysters) is uniquely managed through a bylaw that has effectively frozen the fishery in time by banning the use of motors so that oyster are still collected using traditional sailing and rowing vessels. This makes Fal Oysters highly sustainable.
The queen scallops that grow on the Falmouth oyster beds are a delicacy that are caught as a by catch of the Fal oyster fishery. A traditional fishery that is restricted to sail and oar power and thus is extremely sustainable. Falmouth Queen scallops have been appreciated by local oystermen for generations
Rock oysters or Pacific oysters are a non-native species that has been introduced to the UK for aquaculture. It is much more commonly found offered for sale than the native or flat oyster. Pacific oysters are more irregularly shaped than their flat native cousins, and the edges of the shell have distinctive wavy, large frills.
Cornwall is the perfect place for picking our Mussels. The huge rocks on our tidal, clean beaches create the perfect home for growing Mussels which means there is plenty of them, they are one of the most sustainable fish to source in Cornwall and are they absolutely delicious.
These little black sea snails offer a gorgeous flavor. They can be prepared and cooked quickly to make an easy winkles recipe everyone will find impressive.
Velvet crabs are caught in relatively small quantities by pot fishermen, specifically targeting velvet and green crabs in the Fal estuary and are also caught as by catch in brown crab and lobster fisheries. Pot fishing is selective as small specimens can be returned un-harmed. Fishermen in the Fal only land male crabs and leave females in the sea to ensure the stocks are replenished. The vast majority of this catch is exported live to Spain.
Prawns are caught in Cornish estuaries and bays using lightweight plastic prawn pots. These are selective in that undersized prawns can be returned alive back to the sea and there are no problems with accidental by catch. This is a small scale local fishery and at present the majority of the catch is exported live to Spain where they are highly valued.
Beautifully fresh, sweet and meaty Cornish scallops. These have been collected by hand from the seabed, the friendliest way these oceanic treasures can be caught .
Also known as the Common sea urchin, the Edible sea urchin is large and round with short, strong spines. It is often a pinkish-purple colour but it can be red, green or yellow. It lives on the seabed down to depths of 40m and can occasionally be found in rockpools on a very low tide. The Edible sea urchin is highly sought after for it's roe contained in the shell.
A relative of the lobster the crawfish is a beautiful spiny crustacean. Unlike a lobster they are an orange golden colour and are covered in spines. they also lack large claws, instead being equipped with spikey multi-purpose front legs and huge antennae. Crawfish are highly prized by the French and the Spanish.
Wholesale fish and shellfish from Cornwall