Originally established in 1992 as Solent Fish Ltd, due to retirement the business has recently been taken over by Solent Clams Ltd but will continue to specialise in supplying fresh fish to the catering and retail trade throughout Hampshire and West Sussex. Our professional fishmongers can prepare fresh fish to your requirements.
We have a fleet of refrigerated vehicles and offer delivery six days per week, alternatively you can purchase fresh fish from our depot at Unit 5 Marshlands Road, Farlington, Portsmouth, PO6 1ST.
WE WELCOME THE PUBLIC TO COME AND PURCHASE SEAFOOD DIRECT TUESDAY TO FRIDAY 7AM - 2.30PM SATURDAY 6AM - 10AM
Manila Clams (Ruditapes philippinarum) minimum landing size 35 mm.
Hardshell Clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) minimum landing size 63 mm.
Native Palourdes also known as Carpet Shell Clams (Ruditapes decussatus) minimum landing size 40 mm.
We depurate up to 1000 kilos a week for the UK market, this means we are licensed by the Local Authorities in conjunction with CEFAS setting out our approval guide lines.
Our Palourdes and Clams come from class B waters from Poole Bay and the Solent Area.
Our oysters are sourced from the Channel Islands and consist of two types:
“Le Catillon” Native Oysters
Native oysters are a rare and special product which are so hard to find now that they have largely been replaced in the market by their Pacific cousins. The few that do make it onto the market are sometimes dredged from endangered wild stocks. However, the ‘Le Catillon’ Native Oysters are one of the first examples of Native oysters which have been sustainably farmed in the pristine waters around Jersey’s coast. The benefits associated with this premium product include:
All farmed oysters are subjected to rigorous health control checks as part of the regulations applicable to the aquaculture industry and thus have a higher level of food safety than wild sourced shellfish
· They come from a single year class which means they are a more uniform size · They are farmed in intertidal waters and as such spend considerable periods of time exposed to the elements and as a result of that have a stronger abductor muscle so they are less prone to post harvest gaping which can lead to a longer shelf life · They are a fully sustainable and traceable product
In addition to all of the above the producer behind ‘Le Catillon’ Native Oysters is also part of a wider aquaculture restoration initiative to replenish over-fished native oyster beds in the Solent (with Blue Marine Foundation), Scotland (in Loch Crenan) and Ireland (in Galway Bay and Clew Bay).
Available in two sizes; medium (60 to 80 grams) and large (81-150 grams), supplies are currently limited to a few tonnes but larger quantities will be ready for sale later in 2019.
“La Crete” Pacific Oysters
These too are farmed in the pristine coastal waters of Jersey. They also have all the same benefits as mentioned for the Le Catillon Native Oysters. In addition, they were the first farmed oysters in the world to achieve the prestigious Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification.
Available in a range of sizes (normally 1, 2 or 3 – see table below) this product is available all year round and packed in boxes containing 25 or 50 oysters.
Average weight range
Approx number per kilo
Other live shellfish can be sourced to meet your requirements, please call to discuss or email your requirements to our experienced sales team on .
Who do we supply?
UK Wholesaler, Hotels, Restaurants, Outside Caterers, Schools, Colleges, Nursing Homes, Retailers and the General Public.
Where do we deliver?
UK wide to the wholesale markets. To the catering trade throughout Hampshire and West Sussex.
Delivery days and times
Monday to Saturday inclusive. We endeavour to deliver to all our catering customers before the lunch time service.
Where is our seafood sourced?
Our buyers are in communications with most of the leading UK markets daily, where we purchase the best quality fish available. We source our Shellfish, Clams and Lobsters from local fishermen.
Orders are accepted by:
Telephone: 023 9237 9292, 24 hour answering service
E-mail: Cut off time for ordering is 7.00 am on the day of delivery.
All orders will be delivered in our refrigerated vehicles maintaining optimum temperature of your seafood at all times, to the catering trades. Wholesale deliveries around the UK will be delivered by national refrigerated couriers.
Fresh Fish Preparation
FREE filleting, skinning, trimming service on request.
The Personal Service
We always prefer to visit our customers, listen to their needs and find the best way to be of help, this way we can build a good working relationship.
Calling for Orders
We offer tele-sales calls five days a week which are prearranged, so if you prefer to be called just once a week we will only call you once a week.
We e-mail our customers on Wednesdays or Thursdays with specials for the coming weekend. To receive these email specials please click on this email link and send us your email address - .