Plymouth Fisheries Fact File

  •  Plymouth Fisheries opened at custom-designed premises at the entrance to Sutton Harbour in 1995
  • The new fish market was made possible thanks to a substantial investment by owners Sutton Harbour Holdings plc in conjunction with Plymouth Trawler Agents
  • It operates 24 hours a day, accommodating vessels up to 5.5 metre draft in the safe haven of Sutton Harbour protected by lock gates
  • Every day, up to 40 boats berth at 110 metres of landing quays, ranging from 16ft line-caught bass fishing boats to 35 metre scallopers
  • Fishermen landing at other South West ports often choose to drive to Plymouth Fisheries to sell their catch, and up to 60 per cent of fish sold in Plymouth now arrives by road
  • Every kind of fish and shellfish is sold through Plymouth Fisheries, and the most common includes lemon sole, haddock, Dover sole, plaice, whiting, cod, pollock, cuttlefish and scallops
  • he last grossing out of Plymouth’s old fish market on fish quay (alongside Cap’n Jaspers) was just over £750,000 in 1994 before it closed. Turnover for Plymouth Fisheries in 2014 was £18.7million
  • Plymouth Fisheries is now the second largest fresh fish market in England and sustains over 600 direct and indirect jobs.