Locally landed lobster, crab and langoustine caught in the Firth of Forth, with no food miles, is now on sale to the general public at a brand new Seafood Kiosk in Pittenweem Harbour, where the shellfish are landed. The new initiative is led by the Fisherman’s Mutual Association (Pittenweem).
The outlet, which will be open every day until the end of August and run by local fishmonger, George Allan, has been set up to make fresh, locally caught seafood available to the public. This is the first time the fish has been on sale directly to consumers; normally it is only available to trade buyers in the neighbouring fish market, with 95% of the annual catch exported to Spain, Italy and France
The kiosk has been open since the end of June and is already proving extremely popular with locals, who are buying lots of lobster and langoustine, and walkers on the Fife Coastal Path, who are taking advantage of the dressed crab for their packed lunches.
Tom Mackenzie of the Fishermen’s Mutual Association (Pittenweem) Ltd (FMAP) said: “It is no secret that Scotland exports the majority of the fish and shellfish caught around its shores, with many Scots not realising that the delicious seafood they are enjoying on holiday in Spain has actually come from just up the road at home.”
The FMAP Seafood Kiosk is open seven days a week in July and August and weekends in September and is located in Pittenweem Harbour next to the fishmarket. Prices vary, but on average lobster is £15 per kilo, prawn tails are £10 per kilo, dressed crabs are £5 each and five langoustines are £12.50.