We only source from day-boat fishermen.
Day boats are the beating heart of the quality-focussed fishing industry, always owner-operated. For you, this mean 100% confidence in traceability and sourcing of our product.
Day boats can only fish for a day at a time, meaning time between catch and land is absolutely minimal.
Day-boat fishermen are also restricted by weather, so over the course of the year stocks have a chance to recover.
The boats we work with pot all their shellfish, so undersized and breeding stock are returned. It is considered the most sustainable way to fish shellfish.
In the photo you can see our Co-Founder, Tim, as he gathers live crab and lobster from one of our day-boat fishermen, Dan Gilbert, at Newquay Harbour.
HAND-PICKED CRAB & LOBSTER
Caught with day boats, in the unpolluted, stormy seas between St. Ives and Padstow, North Coast brown crab runs as the largest in the country.
Once caught, the crabs are cooked modern, picked traditional. The meat is steamed and chilled with top technology, but hand-picked with methods as old as the fishing industry in Cornwall.
Over the past 30 years, other producers have begun using industrialised methods that don’t prioritise flavour; live freezing, stressed storage, boiling, pasteurising and machine picking. We do the opposite, focussing on quality over cost.
That’s why as small, young producers we can produce crab meat that is among the finest ingredients available in Britain.