Brixham Trawler Agents

Around the breakwater 50°24.3'N 3°30.7'W

Welcome to Brixham Trawler Agents Ltd.

We are a private company with some 130 shareholders, mostly from the local fishing industry We operate the premier fish auction in England

We supply fuel and ice to fishing and commercial vessels

We provide a first-class agency and settling service

We welcome fishing vessels from other ports and other countries.

Brixham Fish Market started in the late 1800’s with sailing smacks landing their catch on the Old Fish Market Quay before the present market was built in the early seventies. This market is now in the process of a major development with the existing offices and market being modernised; and a new quay and state of the art market is also being built, which will bring us up to European standards.

Brixham fish is well known for its quality in England as well as Europe, with a large percentage of our fish being exported, we are very fortunate to have good fishing grounds around us 9 to 10 months the year. There is a variety of mainly modern fishing boats in our fleet, with larger Beam Trawlers who go to sea for 7 to 10 days, catching the majority of prime fish i.e. Sole, Turbot, Brill, Plaice, Monk and Escallops, also Cuttle fish in the winter months which although is not classed as a prime fish makes up a large percentage of a beam trawlers trip. Cuttle fish is very popular with our continental friend’s especially Italy. The smaller day boat fleet catch a variety of fish; most fish being caught are species such as Red Mullet, Squid, Seabass, Mackeral, Cod and Lemon Sole. The fish is landing on a daily basis and is very popular with shops and local deliveries because of its freshness and quality, which has made Brixham the top earning port of England and Wales. We also have a small pelagic fleet that catch Sprats, Herrings, Pilchards and Anchovy’s (Aug – Feb).

Latest News

European stocks eighteen times more sustainable

THERE has been an eighteen-fold increase in north-east Atlantic commercial stocks now fished at sustainable levels compared to 12 years ago, new scientific data has revealed.

The EU figures show that 36 stocks are now fished at maximum sustainable yield (MSY) levels – a key indicator of the sustainability of a particular fishery. This is compared to 27 fisheries at MSY in 2014 and just two in 2003.

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Search is on for best fish and chips

THE National Fish & Chip Awards 2016, organised by SEAFISH, were launched today, marking the start of the nine-month trawl of the UK’s best chippies.

Now in their 28th year, the awards are recognised as one of the most prominent and respected seafood industry events in the UK, aptly known as the frying Oscars.

Celebrating the great British tradition of fish and chips, they showcase the best talent, quality and choice offered by fish and chip businesses across the UK.

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UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year 2015 cooks off in style

The Northern regional heat of the 19th UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year took place on Friday 6th March 2015, with student chefs from across Scotland and northern England taking part.

The opening heat of the 2015 competition was held at New Lanarkshire College, Motherwell, Scotland.  Each team of two young chefs had to prepare and present three appetising dishes comprising a starter course using salmon and/or haddock fillets, an intermediate course using whole sea bass and/or mackerel and a main course using cod and/or pollack fillets.

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CATCH OF THE DAY

A TWITTER campaign urging consumers to be more adventurous in their fish consumption has been backed by rising culinary star John Whaite, winner of the Great British Bake Off.

The campaign dubbed #CatchOfTheDay is being run by the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisation (NFFO) and aims to champion the diversity of the UK fishing fleet and encourage consumers to venture beyond the seafood staples of cod, haddock and salmon.

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Westminster - fiddles while fishermen fume (2)

INERTIA in government circles means that fisheries policy on a number of key issues has stalled, according to the Executive Committee of the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO).

The Committee, which met recently in York, concluded that the forthcoming General Election meant that it was unlikely that progress would be made until the second half of this year.

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