Our process

Sea Source has complete trace-ability from Sea to Distribution, take a look at our process below, from catching the fresh fish to distributing within the shortest time frame possible.

1. CATCHING   We have a range of vessels landing their catch to Sea Source in our registered Kilkeel port, from potters to semi-pelagic vessels. The methods used by our fishermen have been developed over years to ensure they catch the highest quality fish in a more efficient and less damaging way. Catchment areas for our fishermen are: West of Scotland, Irish Sea and Celtic Sea.

1. CATCHING

We have a range of vessels landing their catch to Sea Source in our registered Kilkeel port, from potters to semi-pelagic vessels. The methods used by our fishermen have been developed over years to ensure they catch the highest quality fish in a more efficient and less damaging way. Catchment areas for our fishermen are: West of Scotland, Irish Sea and Celtic Sea.

2. LANDING   Our fishermen go out on short trips of 3-4 days maximum and fish close to the harbour. Steaming time from fishing ground to harbour is approximately 4 hours, therefore fish is landed into our home port of Kilkeel, fresh and in pristine condition.

2. LANDING

Our fishermen go out on short trips of 3-4 days maximum and fish close to the harbour. Steaming time from fishing ground to harbour is approximately 4 hours, therefore fish is landed into our home port of Kilkeel, fresh and in pristine condition.

3. FISH MARKET   Once the catch is landed, it is stored in the chilled fish market until the auction. The fish market is located on the quay side of Kilkeel Harbour. The abundance of great quality fish each week indicates that our local fishing industry is going from strength to strength. The success of Sea Source shows we have been working hard to ensure our fishermen get a fair price for their catch.

3. FISH MARKET

Once the catch is landed, it is stored in the chilled fish market until the auction. The fish market is located on the quay side of Kilkeel Harbour. The abundance of great quality fish each week indicates that our local fishing industry is going from strength to strength. The success of Sea Source shows we have been working hard to ensure our fishermen get a fair price for their catch.

4. THE AUCTION   The auction begins at 07:30am each morning on the fish market. Our long-established auctioneer, Brendan, keeps daily tallies of fish coming from the vessels each morning, auctions, manages sales and records all fish sold at the auction. Sea Source also has a representative at each auction, Ken, who independently purchases fresh fish for our customers throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe and beyond.

4. THE AUCTION

The auction begins at 07:30am each morning on the fish market. Our long-established auctioneer, Brendan, keeps daily tallies of fish coming from the vessels each morning, auctions, manages sales and records all fish sold at the auction. Sea Source also has a representative at each auction, Ken, who independently purchases fresh fish for our customers throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe and beyond.

5. PROCESSING   All fish bought at the auction is delivered to our processing plants which are less than 100 metres from the market. All fish is then sorted, graded, weighed, packed, iced, labelled and palletised before distributing with all necessary documentation.

5. PROCESSING

All fish bought at the auction is delivered to our processing plants which are less than 100 metres from the market. All fish is then sorted, graded, weighed, packed, iced, labelled and palletised before distributing with all necessary documentation.

6. DISTRIBUTION   Fresh fish is loaded into refrigerated trailers and distributed to our customers, fresh and ready for use in our own reusable ANIFPO fish boxes. To comply with our environmental statement, all fish boxes must be retained by our customers and placed on a pallet in a bundle of 50, wrapped up and ready for collection by our selected shipping company. This reduces box wastage and helps to keep plastic out of our seas.

6. DISTRIBUTION

Fresh fish is loaded into refrigerated trailers and distributed to our customers, fresh and ready for use in our own reusable ANIFPO fish boxes. To comply with our environmental statement, all fish boxes must be retained by our customers and placed on a pallet in a bundle of 50, wrapped up and ready for collection by our selected shipping company. This reduces box wastage and helps to keep plastic out of our seas.


Environmental Statement

ANIFPO and Sea Source Processing Ltd aim to improve the marine environment and build upon sustainability of marine aquaculture by reducing the amount of plastic going into the sea.

One of the major changes we have made is to reuse our ANIFPO fish boxes. We ask that all our customers help us with this change by retaining all ANIFPO blue boxes on their premises and placed on a pallet in bundles of 50. Once 50 have been retained and wrapped on a pallet we will arrange our shipping company to collect the empty, clean boxes for return to our factories.

Another change we have made inside our offices is to replace plastic water bottles with reusable and recycle friendly cans of water.

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Our produce

WHITE FISH

BRILL    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  100-300g | 300-500g | 500g-1kg | 1-2kg | 2kg+

BRILL

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: 100-300g | 300-500g | 500g-1kg | 1-2kg | 2kg+

COD    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  0-1kg | 1-2kg | 2-4kg | 4-8kg | 8kg+

COD

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: 0-1kg | 1-2kg | 2-4kg | 4-8kg | 8kg+

COLEY    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  0-1kg | 1-4kg | 4kg+

COLEY

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: 0-1kg | 1-4kg | 4kg+

CONGER EEL    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  Mixed sizes all in

CONGER EEL

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: Mixed sizes all in

DOVER SOLE    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade : 0-100g | 100-300g | 300-500g | 500g+

DOVER SOLE

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: 0-100g | 100-300g | 300-500g | 500g+

HADDOCK (Gutted)    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  0-300g | 300-500g | 500-700g | 700g-1kg | 1-1.5kg | 1.5kg+   Notes:  Rounded Haddock also available

HADDOCK (Gutted)

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: 0-300g | 300-500g | 500-700g | 700g-1kg | 1-1.5kg | 1.5kg+

Notes: Rounded Haddock also available

HAKE    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  0-1kg | 1-2kg | 2-3kg | 3-4kg | 4-6kg | 6kg+

HAKE

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: 0-1kg | 1-2kg | 2-3kg | 3-4kg | 4-6kg | 6kg+

HERRING    Format:  Frozen (20kg Blocks)   Size Grade:  150g - 250g

HERRING

Format: Frozen (20kg Blocks)

Size Grade: 150g - 250g

JOHN DORY    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  0-100g | 100-200g | 200-500g | 500g-1kg | 1-2kg

JOHN DORY

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: 0-100g | 100-200g | 200-500g | 500g-1kg | 1-2kg

LEMON SOLE    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  Mixed Sizes (mostly 100g/ 300g)

LEMON SOLE

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: Mixed Sizes (mostly 100g/ 300g)

LING    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  0-2kg | 2kg+

LING

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: 0-2kg | 2kg+

LYTHE    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  0-2kg | 2kg+

LYTHE

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: 0-2kg | 2kg+

MACKEREL    Format:  Frozen (20kg Blocks)   Size Grade:  150-250g | 200-400g | 300-500g | 400-600g | 600g+

MACKEREL

Format: Frozen (20kg Blocks)

Size Grade: 150-250g | 200-400g | 300-500g | 400-600g | 600g+

MONK    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  0-1kg | 1-2kg | 2-4kg | 4-8kg | 8kg+

MONK

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: 0-1kg | 1-2kg | 2-4kg | 4-8kg | 8kg+

OCTOPUS    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  Mixed sizes all in (mostly 100g/ 300g)

OCTOPUS

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: Mixed sizes all in (mostly 100g/ 300g)

PLAICE    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  0-500g | 500g-1kg | 1kg+

PLAICE

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: 0-500g | 500g-1kg | 1kg+

RAYS & SKATES    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  1-2kg | 2-3kg | 3-6kg | 6kg+

RAYS & SKATES

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: 1-2kg | 2-3kg | 3-6kg | 6kg+

RED GURNARD    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  0-200g | 200-500g | 500g+

RED GURNARD

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: 0-200g | 200-500g | 500g+

SQUID    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  0-100g | 100-300g | 300-500g | 500g+

SQUID

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: 0-100g | 100-300g | 300-500g | 500g+

TURBOT    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  0-1kg | 1-2kg | 2-4kg | 4kg+

TURBOT

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: 0-1kg | 1-2kg | 2-4kg | 4kg+

WHITING (Gutted)    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  0-300g | 300-500g | 500g-1kg | 1kg+

WHITING (Gutted)

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: 0-300g | 300-500g | 500g-1kg | 1kg+

WHITE SOLE/ WITCHES    Format:  Fresh   Size Grade:  0-500g | 500g+

WHITE SOLE/ WITCHES

Format: Fresh

Size Grade: 0-500g | 500g+

 
 

SHELLFISH

KING SCALLOP MEAT (Roe On)    Net Weight:  Fresh - 2kg Tub | Frozen - 10kg   Format:  Fresh/ Frozen

KING SCALLOP MEAT (Roe On)

Net Weight: Fresh - 2kg Tub | Frozen - 10kg

Format: Fresh/ Frozen

KING SCALLOP HALF SHELL (Roe On)    Net Weight:  Fresh - 3kg | Frozen - 8kg   Format:  Fresh/ Frozen   Notes:  Fresh scallops are packed in polystyrene boxes

KING SCALLOP HALF SHELL (Roe On)

Net Weight: Fresh - 3kg | Frozen - 8kg

Format: Fresh/ Frozen

Notes: Fresh scallops are packed in polystyrene boxes

QUEEN SCALLOP MEAT (Roe On)    Net Weight:  Fresh - 2kg Tub | Frozen - 10kg   Format:  Fresh/ Frozen

QUEEN SCALLOP MEAT (Roe On)

Net Weight: Fresh - 2kg Tub | Frozen - 10kg

Format: Fresh/ Frozen

QUEEN SCALLOP HALF SHELL (Roe On)    Net Weight:  Fresh - 2kg Tub | Frozen - 10kg   Format:  Fresh/ Frozen   Notes:  Fresh scallops are packed in polystyrene boxes

QUEEN SCALLOP HALF SHELL (Roe On)

Net Weight: Fresh - 2kg Tub | Frozen - 10kg

Format: Fresh/ Frozen

Notes: Fresh scallops are packed in polystyrene boxes

WHOLE LANGOUSTINE    Net Weight:  1.35kg | 1.5kg | 3kg   Format:  Frozen   Size Grade:  10-15 | 16-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50 | 5-9   Notes:  Packed in polystyrene boxes. Graded and sized by individual langoustine amount per Kilo

WHOLE LANGOUSTINE

Net Weight: 1.35kg | 1.5kg | 3kg

Format: Frozen

Size Grade: 10-15 | 16-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50 | 5-9

Notes: Packed in polystyrene boxes. Graded and sized by individual langoustine amount per Kilo

WHOLE LANGOUSTINE    Net Weight:  1kg | 2kg   Format:  Frozen   Size Grade:  10-15 | 16-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50 | 5-9   Notes:  Packed in baskets. Graded and sized by individual langoustine amount per Kilo

WHOLE LANGOUSTINE

Net Weight: 1kg | 2kg

Format: Frozen

Size Grade: 10-15 | 16-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50 | 5-9

Notes: Packed in baskets. Graded and sized by individual langoustine amount per Kilo

WHOLE LANGOUSTINE    Net Weight:  3kg   Format:  Frozen   Size Grade:  10-15 | 16-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50 | 5-9   Notes:  Packed in cartons. Graded and sized by individual langoustine amount per Kilo

WHOLE LANGOUSTINE

Net Weight: 3kg

Format: Frozen

Size Grade: 10-15 | 16-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50 | 5-9

Notes: Packed in cartons. Graded and sized by individual langoustine amount per Kilo

LANGOUSTINE HEADS & CLAWS (Discards)    Net Weight:  5kg   Format:  Frozen   Notes:  Packed in cartons

LANGOUSTINE HEADS & CLAWS (Discards)

Net Weight: 5kg

Format: Frozen

Notes: Packed in cartons



For further information or enquires please contact the respective departments below:

Ken (White Fish): +44 78601 90819

Brendan (Auctioneer): +44 78093 87048

Steven (Factory Manager): +44 77100 88978

Fergus (Processing): +44 77365 53822

T: +44 (0) 28 4176 2591 | E: office@seasource.com