In 1999, this group of young, second generation fishermen, decided to pool its talent and resources. The result is an 12-strong fleet of modern boats and an impressive collective of skilled manpower. The Co-op has a core offering of prawns (frozen and fresh), with the balance made up of whitefish species including monkfish, cod and hake. All of the vessels boast newly installed ‘frozen at sea’ equipment and this opens up new possibilities not affected by the logistics of fresh produce.
This technology, coupled with Ireland’s close proximity to the main prawn fishing grounds, allows the prawns to be handpicked and quickly frozen, ensuring exemplary quality, freshness and traceability. The boats can also stay at sea for longer, substantially decreasing the Co-op’s carbon footprint.