Dan The Fish Man

Coast to coast success!


My mission to spread the excellence of West Country fish and seafoods is going coast to coast all over Devon! I’m thoroughly delighted. It may be making my working days longer, but it’s well worth it, as I’m meeting so many enthusiastic new friends.

The 2018 Plymouth Seafood Festival was hugely successful. It’s underlined my belief that the ‘fish fight’ is working. People are definitely seeking out locally sourced fish and seafood because it is so special. I was surprised and gratified, not only at the sheer numbers of Devon people who spoke to me enthusiastically at my stall, but at the number of visitors from overseas who were just as keen. Plymouth has become a truly cosmopolitan ocean city.

So much of the success, of course, is down to our Devon fishermen, and I’d like to thank them for all their hard work in delivering such wonderful catches for us to enjoy. The delicious fruits of the sea around our Devon coasts are gradually gaining the reputation they deserve!

I'm now back to my normal weekly routine, so I look forward to seeing you at my regular markets. The next major event is in Barnstaple, the North Devon Foodfest, which is being held on Sunday 21 October in the pannier market. I hope to see you there!