White Fish

‘White fish’ is the collective industry name for the non-shellfish seafood caught off the coast of Northern Ireland in the Irish Sea or the North East Atlantic fishing areas. Our local species are cod (gadus morhua), haddock (melanogrammus aeglefinus), monkfish (lophius piscatorius), hake (merluccius merluccius), plaice (pleuronectes platessa), dover sole (solea solea), herring (clupea harengus), lemon sole (microstomus kitt), turbot (scophthalmus maximus), white sole (glyptocephalus cynoglossus), mackerel (scomber scombrus), brill (scophthalmus rhombus) and red gurnard (aspitrigla cuculus).


Where can I buy local fish in Northern Ireland?



Where can I buy Northern Irish fish outside Northern Ireland?

Wholesalers click here
Chefs/eateries click here

Public: Depending in where you are and the order size, we might be able to courier them to you. Find out more at the Sea Source Seafood Shop

Our Sea Source delivery van, packed up and ready to go:

Fish processing in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland

On the harbour side in Kilkeel sits our processing factory, yards from the water’s edge meaning the fish is landed right into the factory. Many of our team who work there are related to the fishing families, so it’s a very close knit community. Generations of experience go into the training of our staff to ensure the best processing and packing of our fish so that it reaches you in perfect condition.

Sea Source Fish Processing | We love this pic, we call it “Noreen has clearly had a hard night!” (look closely) 🙂

Fish market, Kilkeel, Northern Ireland

The fish market is located on the corner of Kilkeel Harbour. Fish has been caught and sold on our shores for hundreds of years and the process hasn’t changed much. We think some of our guys have even been around that long! The catch comes in and the buyers appear. Because of the abundance of great quality fish we’re proud to say that our local fishing industry is going form strength to strength. And the success of the Sea Source fishing co-operative means that we have been working hard to ensure that our fishermen get a fair price for their catch so they too can put dinner on the table for their families when they return home at night. A fair price for a hard day’s work.

Pictured: Kilkeel Fish Market – buying and selling

Fishing families

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Fishing boats

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