Welcome to the Fishery

At the heart of it we are an oyster farm on Mersea Island, where we grow our own native and rock oysters that are renowned the World over.

Our oysters grow freely on the riverbed absorbing all the nutrients from the marshes and saltings in the Pyefleet creek. Oysters have been growing on our oyster beds for hundreds of years when Colchester was the capital of Britain the Romans towed nets of oysters back to Rome behind their ships.

The Fishery as it is today has been here on Mersea Island for over 50 years, where we have been continually innovating and learning about our oysters and oyster beds. Our Pyefleet Pure oyster, the cleanest and purest oyster of them all, is the only guaranteed norovirus free oyster you can buy.

But it's not just oysters we sell. We work closely with lobstermen from Essex and Suffolk up to Northumberland to bring you native lobsters during the summer months. We also import only the best Canadian Lobsters in the winter so you can enjoy delicious and sustainable lobster all year round.

We work hard to source the finest sustainable shellfish from around our beautiful island and from further afield so when you are looking for the very best shellfish; you know where to come.

RECIPES

Sesame Shrimp Toast

Sesame Shrimp Toast

A take on a Chinese take away staple - sesame prawn toast but made with delicious peeled brown shrimp instead of prawns. The same Chinese flavours but with a sweetness you only get from brown shrimp.
April 26, 2019 by Katie Bond
Oyster Roast with Garlic & Parsley Butter

Oyster Roast with Garlic & Parsley Butter

Even though it's called an oyster roast, this classic American way of cooking oysters is all about steaming the bivalves. The oysters slowly simmer in their own salty liquor, resulting in ultra-tender morsels.
April 19, 2019 by Katie Bond
Lobster | Crab | Prawn Burger - You decide

Lobster | Crab | Prawn Burger - You decide

Put down the greasy beef burger our Asian-inspired seafood patty with white miso. You can adapt the recipe below to use lobster, crab or prawns for your burger or perhaps a mix of the three.
April 12, 2019 by Katie Bond

THE FISHERY

Fire at the Fishery

Fire at the Fishery

Firstly we need to thank the incredible fire services that came to our rescue on Saturday evening, without their fast response, bravery and skill we would be about to tell a very different story.
July 04, 2019 by Katie Bond
Mussels All Year Round!

Mussels All Year Round!

At this time of year, we are normally saying goodbye to mussels until September, not this year! We are delighted to be working with the Fowey Shellfish Company, a fellow shellfish farm who grow mussels all year round.

June 12, 2019 by Katie Bond
How To Store Oysters At Home

How To Store Oysters At Home

If you look after your oysters they will be quite happy out of the water for about five days, maybe longer, they are much easier to look after than people think.
June 12, 2019 by Katie Bond