Wild caught | sustainable | seafood

Located in Kilkeel, Sea Source is a co-operative owned by the fishermen in Northern Ireland.

Photos by L. Magill & E. Hill

Sea Source is a membership organisation owned by fishermen of Northern Ireland who have been catching, landing and selling their world class seafood in Kilkeel since 1853. When you buy Sea Source you are buying direct, so you are supporting not just the fishermen from Northern Ireland, but also our families, our community, our way of life, our heritage and our future. Our methods are sustainable, our produce is wild caught, our philosophy is ethical.

Our origins date back to 1853 when Kilkeel Harbour was opened enabling our fishermen to land their catch. For over 150 years generations of families have been fishing our waters. We’re passing on our knowledge to our own children and building a foundation for the next 150 years.



+44 (0) 28 4176 2855



The Harbour, Kilkeel
County Down
Northern Ireland BT34 4AX



Mon - Fri 9am–5pm
Sat - Sun Closed


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vision & mission Statements


Our vision is to be the world leader in:

  • The supply of wild caught, sustainable and high-quality seafood from Northern Ireland

  • Diversification within the fishing industry

  • The management of fisheries

  • Welfare of our fishermen

  • Building a future for each generation of our fishing community.


Our mission is to supply the highest quality, world class, wild caught and sustainable seafood from our local Northern Ireland fishermen. We strive to build a sustainable future for the entire fishing community through optimising every opportunity provided by the marine environment.