Wild Harbour Sustainable
Fish & Shellfish Processing
We are delighted to collaborate with numerous chefs in the hospitality industry, as well as Michelin-starred and independent restaurants, who share our passion for the finest quality, sustainably-caught Cornish seafood.
Orders are taken daily to bring the freshest produce from boats to kitchens, meaning not just more memorable meals for diners, but important investment into Cornwall’s fishing community.
Wild Harbour has the capability of storing live crab and lobster in a carefully filtered, temperature-controlled environment that is subjected to frequent independent examination. We also clean Oysters, Mussels, and Clams, resulting in the cleanest shellfish available for purchase.
The daily catch is iced on the boats and then landed in the harbours of Cornwall, where we hand-pick all of our fish the old-fashioned way every day, ensuring considerably superior fish and shellfish.
Seafood starts to spoil as soon as it dies. It is impossible to prevent this natural spoilage process, but good temperature control and handling slow down the rate of spoilage and ensure the product is of the best quality possible.
To maintain shelf life and quality, seafood should be constantly stored in chilled conditions through the use of ice or refrigeration, Even a short amount of time at ambient temperature can lower seafood’s quality and reduce its shelf life, so to avoid this as a rule the lower the temperature the better.
When you receive your order, place the whole fish on a tray in a refrigerator covered with cling film and keep it between 0 and 2 °C. The intestinal cavity should be clean, and the fish should be dry, preferably not sitting in a puddle of water. Place the fish on a rack in a tray. Fillets and portions must be stored in the same manner.
Molluscs and live crustaceans should be covered with a damp cloth or seaweed, and a lid should be kept on the box to prevent dehydration – this also helps to keep the chill at bay. The ideal temperature is 6-8 °C, and it should never be placed immediately in front of fans that blow chilly air.
Pick up live crustaceans by the body, not the claws or tail, and handle them with care – dropping, throwing, or skidding the boxes over the floor may stress and weaken them.
To keep their moisture, oysters should be placed cup side down.
If you need more information or advice on how to keep fresh fish and shellfish, please contact us, and we will gladly assist you.
Cornish Seafood As It Should be
Wild, Fresh & Fair
Cornwall’s leading sustainable fishery, headquartered in the beautiful Cornish fishing town of Hayle Cornwall, providing the freshest Cornish seafood and shellfish, landed daily in Cornwall’s local harbours.
We’re a local business with strong relationships to the local day boats, we’re proud of our produce and its provenance, and we’re always happy to answer your questions and offer helpful advice.
Premium Fresh Fish
From John Dory to Lemon Sole, line-caught Sea Bass to Halibut find something a little more special with our premium sustainable fish to elevate your menu.
Sustainable Cornish White Fish
Not just stunning cod or haddock, from Newlyn to Falmouth the coves of Cornwall’s coast are home to an abundance of sumptuous white fish species.
Sustainable Cornish Flat Fish
The in-shore of the Cornish coast offer the must spectacular flat fish available in Britain. Prized for delicate flavours, perfect for any restaurant menu.
Cornish Fresh Oily Fish
From Anchovies to Mackerel, our incredible oily fish are all landed in-shore of Cornwall and delivered to restaurants within 24hours or less.
Our unrivalled Cornish Shellfish is caught and gathered using traditional, sustainable methods. Proudly purified in-house at our premises.
Stunning Squid, Cuttlefish and Octopus are sustainably sourced in the fresh waters of Cornwall. Unbeatable freshness, sure to impress on all menus.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is all your seafood sustainable?
Yes! At Wild Harbour, we believe being able to source the most responsibility caught fish and shellfish is of the utmost importance, we also believe the transparency on catch method is crucial. We believe that by only catching and sourcing sustainably caught fish and shellfish, by their very nature, the fish will be of the best quality and by handling the fish onshore using our quality and fresh protocols, each fish will reach our customers in pristine condition.
What is Cornwall Good seafood guide?
We are proud to be recommended by Cornwall Good Seafood Guide. We work closely with the fantastic team to help us ensure we are sourcing fish that are in season and sustainable. For more information, visit: https://www.cornwallgoodseafoodguide.org.uk/
Is all your seafood sourced in Cornwall?
Yes! The majority of our fish is sourced on the in-shore waters of Cornwall, by small independently owned day boat fishermen. We believe that the fishing community is a crucial part of Cornwall and by supporting smaller fishermen, the catch is very sustainable and offers by far superior quality.
What methods are used to catch your fish?
All of our fish is sustainably caught in-shore on the Cornish Coast by time served day boat fishermen, typically our fisherman fish with traditional methods such as hand lines, nets and pots.
Is your fish traceable?
Absolutely! Every single fish that comes into our HQ in Hayle, Cornwall can be identified from the time & date of the catch to the boat, fisherman and catch method.
The species i'd like is unavailable, can you help?
Yes! If you’d like a specific species but have checked the seasonality, and it’s not a suitable time to source the fish, our friendly and knowledgeable staff can suggest and advise you on other species that are available and have comparable flavour and texture. Please give our customer services a call on 01736448668 or email us at email@example.com