Fish & Seafood Processing

The largest value catch in England

The port of Brixham is at the centre of the UK fishing industry and offers exciting opportunities for fishing and processing businesses. Investment in Brixham Fish Market and a combination of traditional values and modern methods gives Brixham a strong marine economy and a distinct advantage over other fishing ports across the UK. 

The most important fisheries centre in Britain

Brixham-fish-marketBrixham’s fleet is key to the continued success of the fish and seafood sector in the region. As the largest fishing port in England with a 10% increase in catches landed, this continued growth supports a strong processing sector.

Get closer to the England’s largest catch

Brixham is one of the most important ports for landing high quality fish and shellfish in England, but currently the majority of processing is done elsewhere in the UK. This presents an opportunity for processors who want immediate access to the England’s largest catch and reinforce the provenance of their product.

Strong brand recognition

As a brand, Brixham has a high public awareness factor and is immediately recognised as a producer of top quality fish, giving businesses a distinct advantage when it comes to promotion.

A 21st century market

Brixham is a modern market with a robust logistics infrastructure provided by companies with expert knowledge in chilled and refrigerated transport. Coupled with recent investment in real time market place electronic technology, the infrastructure to develop and expand a successful processing business is already in place.

The future of processing in Brixham

The Torbay Fish Processing Park represents the future of processing in Brixham. The project aims to deliver approximately 12 purpose-built processing units for small companies and access to shared facilities. This will enhance the Brixham brand, increase employment opportunities and create a processing hub for the South West.

The right place to do business

With a raft of professional services and resources to help build the local economy, the TDA can work with you to establish and grow your processing business. Starting with a free initial consultation, we can help with setting up your business, finding premises and recruitment.

To find out more about the opportunities available for fishing and seafood processing businesses considering Torbay call Jason Buck, Investment Development Manager on 01803 208799 or email

Case Studies:

The Blue Seafood Company

Specialising in bringing top quality south Devon crab to the tables of homes and restaurants across the UK and internationally, the Blue Seafood Company combines exceptional quality with a no-compromise approach to sustainable fishing. The Blue Seafood Company is based on Paignton quay and is a highly successful exporter. The business continues to grow, reinforcing its premium brand identity and providing employment to local people and fishermen.


Kingfisher Brixham

Part of the successful Direct Seafoods group, Kingfisher Brixham is a growing business that provides locally-sourced fish to well-known catering brands, including Carluccio’s. With an emphasis on freshness and sustainability, the company is currently expanding, taking on new staff and offering apprenticeship opportunities. The company employs local workers with an intimate knowledge of the Brixham fish industry to provide a high-quality service to their growing list of national clients.



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