Cornwall’s reputation as the leading supplier of quality, fresh seafood has now been cemented by the launch of a new delivery service that ensures fresh fish make their way from the fishing boat to London’s top restaurants in just six hours.
The Cornwall Project, in association with logistics company Logisthicks, has launched the service on the back of growing demand for top-quality seafood from some of London’s premier chefs and restaurateurs.
Matt Chatfield, who set up The Cornwall Project, said: “With so much competition in London it is important for restaurants to stand out, and we’re delighted by the response we’ve had to the launch of our extra-speedy service.
“I’ve always been passionate about good food and I’ve always felt that there is an opportunity for Londoners to enjoy fresh fish from Cornwall without having to go beyond the M25. With our new service people will now be able to dine on seafood caught less than 24 hours previously.”
Cornwall is renowned for its fishing and the vessels of the Cornish Fish Producers? Organisation landed almost 18,000 tonnes of fresh fish each year. Its 326 miles of coastline and 49 ports with a huge range of vessels means that the county is able to produce an amazing variety of seafood: from bass, mackerel and haddock to crab, squid and scallops. Indeed, up to 40 different species can arrive on Cornish shores every on any one day.
A recent study by Cornwall Food & Drink revealed that a fifth (20%) of respondents viewed fish as the food item most closely associated with Cornwall ? ahead of pasties (14%) and clotted cream (8%).