Fish Processor of the Year

This award recognises UK or Irish fish processors that have shown outstanding support to the commercial fishing industry in 2016. In particular, we are looking for evidence of the use of good practice, technical innovation, and excellence of service.

SHORTLIST

Barratlantic (Barra)

With over 35 years’ experience, the company has earned an enviable reputation as a leading wholesale supplier of top-grade fresh fish and shellfish, providing great value for money and top quality service. It processes all the fresh prawns and scallops caught by Barra boats, most of which they helped local skippers to purchase. These significant socio-economic links are further strengthened by the fact that on the return ferry crossing Barratlantic’s lorries bring in supplies for the Co-op supermarket, the biggest retail shop for the island community. This clearly underlines the importance of communal help in small isolated communities.

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Jack Taylor

A small family-run business Jack Taylor has pressed forward, building and expanding the business from a small yard in Fraserburgh to a fish shop in Aberdeen, taking over premises to expand processing space. The two young owners are working hard to establish themselves as suppliers of quality fresh fish, sourcing supplies daily from Peterhead and Fraserburgh fish markets. The fish is filleted at company premises in Fraserburgh Harbour before being delivered to the shop.  Fish, shellfish, terrines, smoked products and general deli products are available both in the shop and online.

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Kintyre Smokehouse (Campbeltown)

The shop in Campbeltown has ‘fantastic products of a consistently high quality’. Supplying fresh fish and shellfish and also their unique range of pâtés, and roasted and smoked products. Customers’ favourites include the ‘muckle truckle’ cheese range and the ‘amazing’ smoked mussels. Jane and Archie work tirelessly for their business and customers believe they deserve recognition for all they do.

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Lockers Fish (Whitby)

Providing outstanding quality and price, often using fish caught by their own boats, using sustainable methods, fishing predominantly from Peterhead. Their boats often break catch records and have some of the lowest discards in the fishing fleet. Lockers Fish, with combined fish processing experience of over 100 years among the family and employees, employ a mix of young and old to pass on experience, keeping traditional methods of fish processing alive and kicking in the historic town of Whitby.

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