All the fish landed by our fleet is sorted, electronically graded and weighed in our modern fish market building, before it is offered for sale to our clients. At present, 90% of the vessels landing to BNFS are small inshore “day-boats”, which land fish to the market within hours of capture. This ensures that our fish and shellfish are of the highest quality and freshness.
Our client base for the wholesale department includes fish shops, pubs, clubs, hotels, and restaurants, wholesale and catering companies throughout the UK and export customers across Europe. Our products are packaged to the individual client’s requirements before being shipped to their destination using either our own transport or via dedicated fish transport infrastructure.
As a fish business we are uniquely positioned in our Industry as we are the only UK fish market that owns fish quotas.
This quota ownership allows us to be the only fish market in the UK that can truly guarantee that all the fish landed through our establishment is legal and caught within all UK and European catch limit regulations.
This guarantee of provenance is vital to our discerning customers, who insist upon fish supplies being 100% legal and caught within all current EU Fisheries legislation. In practise this means that we ensure that all boats landing to BNFS have sufficient quota of all species that they are landing. This applies to both the under 10 meter fleet and those above.
With sustainable working practices such as these, together with all of our fleet of vessels currently being assessed for the “Responsible Fishing Scheme”, BNFS pride ourselves as being in the forefront of the movement to achieve a truly sustainable, local fishing industry. We are heavily involved in the management of the local and National Fishing Industry, sitting on various committees that shape current and future fisheries management policy, and as such we are well placed to continue to deliver high quality fish and shellfish with full provenance, well into the future.