My community fish box
DO YOU LIKE TO EAT FRESH FISH?
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY? WANT TO LEARN NEW SKILLS AND EAT HEALTHIER?
IF SO LOOK NO FURTHER GET YOUR 'COMMUNITY FISH BOX' FOR ONLY £7 PER KILO, FRESH FISH AND SHELL FISH DIRECT FROM THE LOCAL FISHING BOAT, COLLECTION POINTS IN EMSWORTH AND CHICHESTER
What is it all about?
Welcome to "My Community Fish Box" your local weekly or fortnightly fresh fish and shell fish collection run by Chantelle Williams wife of a local fisherman based in Emsworth, Hampshire.
"My Community Fish Box" is a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) it's all about encouraging healthy eating, supporting your local fisherman, protecting our seas and local heritage while supplying you with super fresh fish and shell fish.
We are now in our third year of running this fantastic Fish Box. Only a few years ago all of our catch was shipped abroad, creating huge food miles and our community was missing out on Fresh Fish, that has now changed and nearly all of our daily catch is sold locally.
You can be involved as much or as little as you like. You are more than welcome to volunteer at our hub and meet new friends and fish lovers.
Our aim is to get fresh fish direct to our local community and learn you how to prepare and cook it, all for only £7 per kilo, while supporting our under 10 meter UK fleet.
How does it work?
You order a weekly or fortnightly collection of fresh fish or shell fish. The fish box scheme is WHOLE fish, but don't be scared if your not used to preparing whole fish, we will learn you along the way.
You order online (on this page) when sign up in open and pay for the entire season at the start via a bank transfer. You will then be sent numerous updates including your collection dates.
We aim to be starting our next collection mid-end October.
Emsworth Community Centre (Nr The Fire Station), Saturday Mornings, 9.15am - 11am.
You never know what fish is going to be there for you but that's all part of it, it all depends on what Peter and the other boats catch that day.
We have species such as Huss, Bass, Bream, Grey Mullet, Dover Sole, Mackerel, Plaice, Gurnard, Cod and much more it all depends on the time of year and what's about swimming in our Solent!
You are buying a share of the fisherman's catch for that day, because you can never get a fish that weighs exactly a kilo you may sometimes get slightly over or under your weight but during the season we shall ensure you have received the full weight you have paid for.
What happens if the boat cant get out?
Sometimes it is just impossible for Peter and the other boats to get out this maybe due to weather or tide restrictions but if that happens you won't lose out, we just roll the season on an extra week and you will be notified as soon as possible via a text message or phone call.
How much does it cost?
There is no membership fee for our new community fish box collection, but we do ask for a small admin fee of £3 per season, this is to go towards the running of the hub for things like ice, bags etc.
The cost for the fish is £7 per kilo per week (1-2 kilo orders) or fortnightly and you pay for the 6-12 week season in advance.
So for example if you order:
1 kilo for 12 weeks =£84 + £3 admin fee = Total £87
1 kilo for 6 weeks (fortnightly collection = £42 + £3 admin fee £45.
Our Hubs (Collection Locations)
Our Community hubs are a huge part of the 'Community Fish Box'.
They are the key to making it all work. Our hubs are easy to reach places within the community. Both of our hubs allow us to be there free of charge, which allows your price of fish to remain at £7 per kilo, so you can continue with a healthy diet.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Grit Gym Chichester & Emsworth Community Centre, Emsworth. EMSWORTH HUB Saturday Collection - 9.15am - 11.00am
We are delighted to announce that our Emsworth collection will be held at Emsworth Community Centre, you will find us in the car park Emsworth Community Centre is a huge part of the community they hold various events and activities.
Emsworth Community Centre mission is to promote the health and well being of the inhabitants of Emsworth and neighbouring areas by providing education, recreation and social activities in premises which are both comfortable and accessible to all.
Emsworth Community Center
North Street, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 7DD Registered Charity No. 269793
Office Hours:Mon to Fri (10.00 am – 12.00 noon) Tel: 01243 373805 Email: email@example.com Website: www.emsworthcommunitycentre.org.uk
Tuesday Collection - 4.45pm - 6.15pm
We are delighted to announce that our Chichester Hub will be held at Grit Gym.
Grit Gym is a fantastic place to join if your looking to get fit. They offer an array of classes for all ability and ages. Grit Gym: 01243 278670 Station Approach, Chichester, P019 Website: www.pitchero.com/clubs/gritgymmmaandfitness/
Once the fish box is up and running again, new collection dates will be on our collection dates page.
There are over 100 fish species you can eat within the UK, some of the fish we maybe bring you to the Community Fish Box you might of never seen or heard of before, but do not fear, this is the exciting part and we will help you prepare or find recipes.
Don't forget all our fish is given to you whole, please watch some of the links we have included to help you learn how to gut and fillet fish.
You will need to purchase a good filleting knife and a fish de-scaler to help you with your fish, both of these items can be ordered direct with us.