Sustainably sourced seafood
The Cornish Fleet
We’ve always had strong ties to Cornwall’s under 10-meter day boats, as well as a love of nutritious and an appreciation of lesser-known species of fish found in our Cornish waters. Although, we felt that the magnificent line-caught seafood landed by these tremendously hard-working fisherman was far more sustainable and of greater quality than that of the enormous commercial fishing fleets. We knew that our local fishermen deserved to be recognised for procuring really sustainable fish, that is eco-friendly and of far superior quality.
This sparked an idea back in 2012 for a collaboration with a few independent day boat fishermen, who would provide us with excellent daily catches that we would find homes for all across the UK. We’ve built a national reputation among chefs in the hospitality sector for supplying wild, fresh and fair seafood that our chefs & their customers really appreciate.
Founder & Ceo
The Journey From Sea To Plate
It’s 2am, most people are fast asleep, and our local fisherman of Cornwall are preparing to head out to sea on their day boats. They go out on their fishing boats almost every day, many of them alone, risking their lives in tough conditions to capture fresh sustainable fish for chefs and restaurants across the UK. They usually leave at first light with the tide and don’t return until late in the evening; this is just a normal day’s work for them.
Each fish is caught using hand lines or rod and line, which is a very selective technique of fishing. It not only allows us to produce superior quality landings that chefs throughout the UK appreciate, but it also allows us to provide complete transparency in the traceability and welfare of the fish landed.
Each fish that is landed is carefully unhooked, rinsed, and arranged into containers of new slush ice on deck. Our fisherman regulates the temperature of the fish throughout the day, with slush ice keeping the core temperature low and allowing for a fresher, longer shelf life.
All of our fishermen are very meticulous about keeping their boats clean, organising their equipment, maintaining their vessels, and recycling rubbish whenever feasible. When our fishermen return to port, the fish containers are lifted onto the key, and brought directly to our Hayle, Cornwall, headquarters.
We comb through the landing and produce a list of what is available on our app once we have received the fresh landed fish into our premises. Our skilled fishmongers are preparing each fish to order on-site by early morning, and the produce usually sells out rapidly. All of our fish and shellfish are packaged in temperature-controlled boxes, delivered the same day, and arrive in pristine condition the next day to restaurants across the UK.
The end product is so superior to most fish available in the UK. Our customers are passionate about our fish, due to the nature of our selective catch method, little to no discards and the assurance that the fish is being well treated through the whole journey from sea to kitchen.
Boats At Sea
We’ve made a commitment to source our fresh seafood from local day boat fisherman who fish the inshore waters using rod, net, and pots for the past decade. We are pleased to be able to give comprehensive traceability, including the vessel, fishermen, and catch method used to obtain our fish and shellfish. Live data coming in! Please see below for live fishing boats who are out to sea today, the smaller boats by the shores are our day boat fishermen. The larger boats out from the shore are larger, commercial fleets.
Coast To Home
We source the majority of our fresh fish from small independent fishermen and in-shore day boats.
Our fish is landed the day before we hand-prepare your order, ensuring we deliver the freshest possible fish that’s prepped for cooking.
Today's Fresh Catch
It all begins at sea. Each morning, we receive fresh fish from our trusted community of Cornish in-shore day boats.
We Prep & Pack
Your seafood is expertly filleted & prepared to order and packaged within a temperature controlled eco-friendly box.
Delivered To Home
Next Day UK Mainland Delivery, fresh seafood to your home within 48 hours of the day boat catch landing here in Cornwall.