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Samways Fish Merchants and International Transporters Ltd. Supplying Quality Fresh Fish Around Europe.

Ethical Sourcing

One of the key issues for a lot of our customers is Sustainability.

We buy a large quantity of our fish from the inshore fleet. This means smaller boats, usually under 10m long, often day boats that pride them selves in the quality of their catch. This quality is acheived through the fishing techniques employed; Ring Net, Static Net, Rod and Line, Potted, Gill Netted, Hand Line, Trammel Net. A lot of the boats we work with are associated with schemes such as the Responsible Fishing Scheme and Great Dorset Seafood Campaign. The skippers are aware of the importance of a sustainable fishing industry to preserve current fish stocks for future generations.

Watching the Seasonality of each fish is paramount to a good sustainable fishing policy. Each variety has its breeding season which must be respected to look after future stocks. Here at Samways we operate a strict policy of minimum and maximum landing sizes, working closely wth the fisheries management to acheive this.

Aquaculture should not be ignored as a solution to falling fish stocks. We can supply you with farmed Mussels from Cornwall and Oysters right off our door step here in Dorset.

We can also suply you with Hand Dived Scallops from Lyme Bay, our diver John will go out all year round, weather permitting!


An important part of our sustainable policy is the regionality of our fish. All our wild fish come from The South Coast, giving you peace of mind that we are doing our utmost to reduce food miles, it also means that the fish is super fresh.

Port to Plate in 24hrs!