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Galway and Aran Fishermens Co-op

Membership Status:

Approved until 31 May 2021



About the company

Galway & Aran Fishermen’s Co-operative was founded in 1974 and initially operated out of Galway Harbour. In 1979, operations were transferred to Rossaveal, and all facilities for the operation and administration of the Society have been based there since 1982. Since its inception in 1974, the Society has been engaged in the selling and marketing of members' landings, mainly by public auction, but also by contract. The collective purchase and payment of its members' supplies are necessary for the operation of their vessels, e.g. diesel, lubricating oils, provisions, ice, etc. The Co-operative employs eight staff.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Committed to Reducing Waste:
They have set a target of a 50% reduction of waste to landfill by 2019.

Committed to Reducing Energy Use:
The company aim for a 13 % reduction of electricity by 2019

Committed to Responsible Sourcing:
The Co-op have committed to maintain 100% Mackerel and Celtic Sea Herring MSC certified