As part of a push to show how good Guernsey food is we were asked to produce a film for Visit Guernsey to show why Guernsey fish is some of the best in UK waters, down to fishing sustainably and landing the fish often within sight of where it was caught. We spent a day with a local fisherman and fishmonger to produce a film that explained why some people travel from the UK just to buy their fish on the island.
From the white fish of turbot, bass and brill, oily fishes like mackerel and some of the best shellfish in the world including lobster, chancre and spidercrabs and scallops, the island’s sustainable approach to fishing means it is constantly supplied. While local seafood is sold through island supermarkets, it is still possible to buy direct from the fishermen at Seafresh fishmongers at the fishing quay, St Peter Port or in the weekly Farmer’s Markets. Both sell freshly caught fish and shellfish, supplied straight off the fishing boats.