As the country sees the big supermarket chains struggle with demand, closing fresh fish counters and cutting their product ranges, Rob Wing, The Cornish Fishmonger is urging customers to buy their fish direct from Cornwall fishmongers and freeze it.
“Our fishing industry is facing a catastrophic decline in their supply to UK restaurants and exports to Europe as people are advised to stay at home and borders are closed,” says Wing.
“We need to support our fishermen now more than ever to ensure the industry can survive.”
Cornish fishing boats are still landing fish daily with a good supply of white fish such as hake and haddock as well as lemon sole, monkfish and scallops. With over 35 years of trading as a fish merchant, Rob Wing and his team are able to prepare, package and deliver the fish to homes and takeaways nationwide.
“All the seafood arrives in cold boxes that are fine to be left on doorsteps if people are self-isolating and is prepared ready to cook or freeze.”
One of the most popular products is the ten portion Cornish Seafood Selection box which contains the best from that days markets.
As long as there is a demand, fish merchants like Wing can keep processing the seafood and help the fishermen stay afloat, but without public support this could see many of the Cornish fleet disappear for good.
You can order online or the team are on hand to take orders over the phone for those who would find that easier 01726 862489 www.thecornishfishmonger.co.uk