Offering the freshest local seafood

ON SHOW: The Commercial Fishermens Co-Operative sell fresh seafood wholesale at their Wickham, Nelson Bay, Tea Gardens, Swansea and Tacoma depots. Photo: Supplied.
ON SHOW: The Commercial Fishermens Co-Operative sell fresh seafood wholesale at their Wickham, Nelson Bay, Tea Gardens, Swansea and Tacoma depots. Photo: Supplied.
PRAWNS: The Co-operative sell a range of prawn varieties including King Prawns, Crystal Bay Prawns and the ever-popular Tiger Prawns. Photo: Supplied.

PRAWNS: The Co-operative sell a range of prawn varieties including King Prawns, Crystal Bay Prawns and the ever-popular Tiger Prawns. Photo: Supplied.

Crustaceans: The locally sourced Eastern Rock Lobsters at the Co-Operative are extremely good quality and ready to eat. Photo: Supplied.

Crustaceans: The locally sourced Eastern Rock Lobsters at the Co-Operative are extremely good quality and ready to eat. Photo: Supplied.

THE Commercial Fishermen's Co-operative Limited proudly offers the freshest in local seafood to the current market.

Manager Robert Gauta said the business has a long history in the community, opening the doors for the first time in 1945 in order to provide services such as ice, fuel and market transport to the local commercial fishers with the business growing quickly to accommodate the growing demand.

"We have seven receiving depots located over a 200km coastline area between Tuggerah and Bungwahl.

"And three retail shops located at Wickham, Swansea and Tacoma with 108 co-operative members," he said, adding the business employs about 40 staff with that figure increasing over popular holiday periods.

"We offer the freshest local seafood out of our retail shops from Newcastle to Tacoma and supply logistics and support to fishers. We have been supplying Newcastle with the freshest local seafood for over 70 years.

"We are a co-operative which means that we are owned by member fishers. The members along with the community benefit from both financial and social aspects.

"The money stays in the region and helps Newcastle continue to strive and thrive as a community."

Mr Gauta said the business supported a sustainable fishery.

"Our fishers work supply product daily with the freshest seafood possible - direct from fisher to public," he said.

For more information about Commercial Fishermen's Co-operative Limited, visit: www.fishcoop.com.au or Facebook page.

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