Independent Fresh Fish Retailer of the Year

This award recognises local UK or Irish fresh fish retailers who have shown continued support for the commercial fishing industry in their community, trading from a shop, market stall or travelling van in 2019. Nominees will demonstrate a focus on supporting locally-landed fish, with a good range of species on offer, encouraging consumers to experience some varieties that are more usually exported, and others which deserve to be more popular. Please note this category is not open to national supermarket chains.


Fish Shop, Camberley/Cornwall

A large selection of very fresh fish and seafood from selected fishermen in Cornwall, with very friendly and helpful knowledgeable staff. Described as some of the most passionate staff customers have come across, selling produce they’re proud of, they offer excellent advice. You leave the shop feeling excited about the produce you’ve just bought. Passion for food is everywhere, but this team show just what being passionate means.

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Mersea Island Fresh Catch, Essex

Mersea Island Fresh Catch sells its fish from a stall on the jetty according to what has been caught. Often more unusual fish are available, such as gurnard, and the helpful friendly staff willingly prepare the fish and give ideas on how to cook it. To beat the queues, it’s now possible to place orders and have them delivered. “Locally-landed fish served with a smile and a cheery word in all weathers! Mersea would be a poorer place without them.”

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RX Fisheries,
Sussex

RX fisheries is a traditional wet fish and sea food retailer, with its fish being the freshest available as the shop is positioned directly next to the fish market. They have a wide variety of fresh fish and shellfish from local fishermen to choose from, with lovely displays, and are very helpful with filleting and preparation. “Lovely selection of fish, great customer service and communication – helpful to those less confident in fish cookery.”

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World of Fish

An extremely wide and varied fish selection including locally caught fish and shellfish, all kept in tip-top condition and always wonderfully presented. The friendly staff are extremely knowledgeable about the products and will always provide ideas and suggestions about cooking and serving fish, including cooking tips. “Terrific range; consistent quality; fun front of house; value for money,” say customers, and “A credit to your industry.”

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