Our top tips for fish
1. Buy locally caught fish
2. Look at the label
3. Buy fish in season
4. Improve your fish recipe repertoire
5. Learn more about buying, storing and preparing fish
Find out more on our tips for buying sustainable fish page.
If you are a caterer or food business and want to find out about local suppliers, contact the Brighton Food Factory to receive their directory.
Where to buy local and sustainably caught fish
What: the retail outlet for Brighton and Newhaven Fish Sales. They stock fresh fish and shellfish caught by their fleet of boats as well as frozen fish from elsewhere.
Where: Hove Lagoon
Opening times: Mon – Sat, 8am – 4pm
What: A wholesale fish and seafood outlet based in central Hove, offering fresh local fish and seafood, as well as frozen products.
Where: 6 Kings Mews, Hove BN3 2PA
Opening times: Monday – Saturday, 9am – 4pm. Also delivering 6 days a week across Sussex. (Tel: 01273 323 216)
What: hiSbe (how it Should be) is an independent supermarket only selling fish that are not on the MCS “fish to avoid list” and are completely traceable and free from unnecessary chemicals or dyes.
Where: 20-21 York Place, Brighton, BN1 4GU
Opening times: daily 9am – 8pm
Hove Fish Shack
What: A fish shack with plastic-free policy offering a mix of fresh, frozen fish, shellfish and seafood products.
Where: Hove Beach, BN3 4GP
Opening times: 7 days, 10am – 4:30pm. Also offering delivery: orders made before 9am Monday – Saturday will be delivered the same day (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01273 323216). Delivery in the Hove area.
What: MCB Seafoods sells only as a wholesaler to food businesses. 20 boats land directly to them and they are all under 10m in length. They take sustainability seriously, signing up to both the Ghost Gear Initiative and the Sustainable Seafood Coalition.
Where: 5 Endeavour Works, Beach Road, Newhaven, BN9 0BX
What: The Mermaid is a family-run fishmongers based in Rottingdean. They sell fish caught from their own boat, seafood, veggies, bread, pitta, houmous and other local produce.
Where: 100 High St, Rottingdean, Brighton BN2 7HF
Opening times: Thursday – Sunday, 9:45am – 2:45pm
What: A home-delivery service bringing seasonal, fresh fish selections to your door across Brighton, Hove and the surrounding areas. All their fish is either landed locally from Sussex-based day boats or from UK seasonal, sustainable stocks. Packaging for their bags, paper wrapping and labels is made of plants and fully compostable.
What: Locally caught fish from the Fishing Quarter’s own fishmonger Neil Messenger. Fresh stock caught that day from his family’s boats. On the beach between the two piers.
Where: 207 Kings Rd Arches (on the beach by the fishing museum)
Opening times: 7 days a week
What: A mobile farm shop selling locally caught fish along with 100% pasture fed meat, seasonal Sussex grown fruit and veg, locally produced cheese and a range of other local products.
Where: The Pepper Pot, Tower Road/where Queens Park Rd joins with Queens Park Terrace, Brighton
Opening times: Sat 10am-3pm