Who We Are
Ocean Harvest is a Wholesale Fish Merchants based in Looe, Cornwall. We provide our customers with the best quality products at competitive prices and supply them with an array of skills, including product sourcing, fish processing and presentation. Since 2000, we’ve strived to source the freshest day boat quality fish from boats who fish with the future in mind. We take great responsibility, as fish merchants, to work with fishermen who take sustainability seriously.
Where It All Began
Ocean Harvest was first founded in 2000 as a small wet fish shop by Andrew Trust, having decades of experience from many different aspects of the fish trade. After following in his own fathers foot steps from a young age, Andrew found himself in different roles of the industry such as the auctioneer for Looe fish market for many years in the height of the fish markets success. Shorty after opening the fish shop in 2000, Andrew realised there was a high demand for wholesale fish, so sold the wet fish shop to concentrate on supplying the U.K with fresh Cornish fish. In 2013 Andrews son Sam left school to follow in Andrews footsteps, following on the family tradition.
As One Door Closes...
Since the closure of Looe fish market back in 2019, we have decided to go further afield, buying fish from Brixham and Plymouth fish markets, but still targeting the same Looe day boats with the same skilled fishermen aboard. We aim to buy from day boat trawlers wherever possible, so that in most cases, the fish purchased has come direct from the sea to our customers within a 48 hour period. We very rarely hold stock in order to keep fish as fresh as possible.
Each day, our fish is transported to the market fridge on pallets, in preparation for Cornwall Transport to collect. Cornwall Transport and Quayside Distribution work along side each other to transport the fish to you, our customers.
We have worked with both companies since we started and have great trust in each companies professionalism and reliability.