Clogherhead Fishermans CoOp
Started in 1999, the Co-op has an 11-strong fleet of modern boats and an impressive collective of skilled manpower. The owners are local from Clogherhead and the vessels boast modern ‘frozen at sea’ equipment. This technology coupled with Ireland’s close proximity to the main prawn fishing grounds, allows product to be handpicked and quickly frozen onboard ensuring exemplary quality, freshness and traceability.
Quality – Provenance – Responsibility
We are proud of the provenance of Clogherhead and Ireland, and fish in a responsible manner, in full knowledge of the importance of the sea providing a limited resource, and all boats operate Haccp and environmental management system, with full traceability. We are also a verified member of Origin Green Ireland (Bord Bia) and actively involved with Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) fishing for litter scheme.
The boats fish off the Irish coast from Clogherhead, right round to Rockall and all products are brought back home to Clogherhead for onward distribution to customers in Ireland, UK and continental Europe. We have a core offering of “frozen at sea” langoustines/Dublin Bay prawns (accounting for over 20% of the national catch), squid and cuttlefish with the balance made up of fresh whole whitefish including monkfish, cod, hake and haddock etc.
The Co-op employs 6 fulltime onshore and over 100 crew members risk their lives at sea in all sorts of conditions.