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Made Great in Grimsby tells the story of one of the world’s largest seafood processing and trading cluster producing thousands of fish and seafood products processed (made) in Grimsby.

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As well as sourcing seafood from harbours across the UK, our businesses import the vast majority of its fish and seafood sustainably from all over the world.

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The businesses import the vast majority of their fish and seafood from all over the world.

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6000 jobs in Grimsby seafood processing, with supply chain of 12,000 jobs

Grimsby’s ancient smokehouses produce Geographical Indicator (formerly PGI) traditional smoked haddock used by Michelin Star chefs across the UK.

World class people in innovation, sustainability and marketing

Approximately 70% of the UK's Seafood is processed in Grimsby


Meet the Lincolnshire Chef

Stephen Bennett is a renowned chef from Grimsby and has been the adopted #MadeGreatInGrimsby chef since 2020. Stephen loves cooking fish and seafood and has been hosting our cook alongs since the early part of 2021. Stephen is also a Seafish Industry Authority ‘Love Seafood’ Seafood Champion. Stephen operates Healing Manor Hotel with excellent dining facilities and a popular venue for weddings. Our cook along series one of 5 parts can be viewed here.

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Why Grimsby?

Grimsby’s five largest processing businesses serve all the major UK retailers with fresh and frozen seafood.


Latest News

April 07, 2024

Seafood Grimsby & Humber Alliance (SG&HA) to be the next custodians of the Master Fishmonger Standard

The Master Fishmonger Standard (MFS) was developed by The Fishmongers’ Company, to celebrate skilled craftmanship, quality seafood, and responsible and…

March 28, 2024

Seafood business leaders from the Made Great in Grimsby region were recently recognised in the IntraFish 'Seafood Power Top 100 Executives' - influencing the global seafood sector.

In Grimsby senior executives of New England Seafood International, Dan Aherne, Young's Seafood, Simon Smith and Hilton Seachill, Matt Lee,…

March 08, 2024

British Ambassador joins Grimsby seafood businesses at North Atlantic Seafood Forum

Several leading Grimsby based seafood businesses attended the North Atlantic Seafood Forum, Bergen, along with over 900 delegates from across…

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