Wholesale

Complete Fresh Wholesale Seafood in Coffs Harbour

The Coffs Harbour Fishermen’s Co-operative Wholesale Department receives around 1400 tons of seafood from our local fishermen each year. We check its quality, pack it with ice, and undertake the product’s marketing. This includes the Co-operative’s retail outlets, businesses in the region, and our primary business partner, the Sydney Fish Market. In short, we operate a complete end-to-end business to sell our wholesale seafood in Coffs Harbour

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    Our Local Fishermen

    Most of our fishermen work on smaller vessels in the Coffs Coast waters and return to port every day. The fishermen utilise fishing methods such as trapping, trolling, long-line fishing, beach hauling, hand lining, netting and trawling. Notably, the close proximity to the fishing grounds ensures outstanding quality and freshness of the seafood. Moreover, as Coffs Coast waters are where the warmer ocean current from the North merges with the colder current from the South, we can offer a diverse range of warm and cold-water seafood all year round.

    Diverse Wholesale Seafood in Coffs Harbour

    On most days when the weather is reasonable, and the seas are calm, you will find snapper, pearl perch, eastern king prawn (cooked and green), flake, flathead, whiting, local bugs, octopus and cuttlefish. We store live lobsters, mud crabs and spanner crabs in the Co-operative’s holding tanks in season.

    During the year, as fish come and go, you may find sea mullet, luderick, silver bream, blue-eye cod, ray’s bream, yellowtail kingfish, samson, yellowfin tuna, blue-eye trevalla, swordfish, and leatherjackets. Plus spotted and Spanish mackerel, mahi-mahi, albacore, mulloway, teraglin, flounder, goatfish, striped marlin, garfish, whitebait, and a lot more. Furthermore, during the Eastern Tuna season, we offer sashimi grade tuna on most days. Also, seasonal seafood includes fresh scallops, blue swimmer crabs, spanner crabs and mud crabs. Wholesale Seafood Operations also offer ice and bait for sale to the public.

    Educational Tours

    We conduct inspiring educational tours of the Wholesale Seafood Operations for school and university students and visitor groups. We offer these tours as a means of promoting the commercial fishing industry and the excellence of our wholesale seafood in Coffs Harbour.

    Our Awards

    Fish Species Seasonal Listing

    This chart is an outline only, based off previous seasons catch rates. Although there are many more species we catch and supply, these species have consistently proven to be available.

    Good supply

    Fair supply

    SpeciesJan.Feb.Mar.Apr.May.Jun.Jul.Aug.Sep.Oct.Nov.Dec.
    Albacore Tuna
    Blue Eye Trevalla
    Bonito
    Bream (Yellowfin)
    Bugs (Balmain)
    Bullseye (Red)
    Cuttlefish
    Grinner (Painted)
    Kingfish (Yellowtail)
    King Prawns
    Leather Jackets
    Lobster (Eastern Rock)
    Mackerel (Blue)
    Mackerel (Spanish)
    Mackerel (Spotted)
    Mahi Mahi
    Mud Crab
    Mulloway (Jewfish)
    Octopus
    Redfish (Nannygai)
    Snapper
    Spanner Crab
    Swordfish
    Teraglin
    Tiger Prawns
    Tuna (Big Eye)
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Whitebait (Sandy Sprat)
    Whiting

    Fabulously Fresh Wholesale Seafood in Coffs Harbour.

    Call us on (02) 6652 2811

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