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Mc Bride Fishing

Membership Status:

Approved until 31 May 2021



About the company

McBride Fishing company is a family run, vertically integrated company based in Downings, County Donegal, Ireland. The company operates three state-of-the-art "Vivier Crabbers" in the 18-26m range. These purpose built vessels are fitted with the latest automated on board working systems to ensure an efficient crab catching operation.

McBride Fishing is highly focused on the continuous all year-round supply of high quality crab to European and Worldwide markets. The company supplies processed and live crab markets and liaises regularly with customers to ensure that market demands are met. The boats generally fish grounds in North and West Coast of Ireland and the North Sea - fishing grounds between 20 and 150 miles offshore.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Committed to Responsbile Sourcing:
McBride Fishing hold the RSS (Responsibly Sourced Standard) certification for 3 Vessels. They also actively partake in Bord Iascaigh Mhara's FIP (Fisheries Improvement Project)

Focus on Health and Nutrition:

Commitment to providing more information on the health and nutritional benefits of Brown Crab - this will be done by publishing health and nutrition information and healthy recipes on their website, and attending trade shows to share the health benefits of brown crab.

Focus on Biodiversity:
McBride Fishing have committed to increasing biodiversity in their local area by planning the development of greenspace in a current derelict site by 2021

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