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The Fish Factory supports "Catchbox".

Fish filleting class held at The Fish Factory, Worthing.
Fish filleting class held at The Fish Factory, Worthing.

The Fish Factory supports “Catchbox“.    Think responsible fishermen should be paid a fair price for their catch?  We do and we hope you do too.

How it works:

Catchbox is a type of cooperative known as a “Community Supported Fishery”.  They are a type of food buying group, working with small fishermen who use responsible methods, so that they can enjoy delicious, locally caught seafood with a clear conscience.  They are a not-for-profit community co-op, completely run by unpaid volunteers.

They pay for a share of a fisherman’s catch and over a 10 to 12 week period get a regular supply of seafood, straight from him.   They choose whether they want their fish whole on a weekly or fortnightly basis; enough for two or family size.

Although they won’t get to choose what fish they will be getting as it depends on what the fishermen catch that day, that’s all part of the fun! They can however guarantee that it will be fresh, local, responsibly sourced and utterly delicious.

Find out how it works in Brighton & HoveWorthing and Chichester & Emsworth!

One of the fisherman out on his daily catch.
One of the fisherman out on his daily catch.

We at The Fish Factory have been doing our bit to help this worthwhile cause.  We held a fish filleting class on Saturday 18 October at The Fish Factory, Worthing where one of our Executive Chefs, Stuart Slevin, showed about 10 volunteers from Catchbox how to fillet different types of fish and what knives to use.  This is the second class we have held now for Catchbox at The Fish Factory, Worthing and it is proving to be very popular.

If you would like more information about Catchbox or if you would like to sign up then please visit their website by clicking on the link above.

Proto Restaurant Group is a strong supporter of helping out where we can our local community and this is one of the many voluntary organisations we are happy to say we help where we can.  If you would like to help or volunteer for Catchbox or sign up please get in touch with Anne Weinhold at anne.weinhold@gmail.com.