IN YEARS GONE BY...

Harris is steeped in a long line of fishing traditions which has run through the generations, and from family to family.  Some of the photos here are of relatives, and men from the village of Strond in South Harris, where the owners of Seas the Catch hail from. 

 

Although the boats and methods of fishing have modernised, it is still to this day, traditional creel fishing techniques the boats in Seas the Catch use to bring the finest of live shellfish to your door.  Sadly, herring fishing has somewhat ceased in the last thirty years, but gradually, the stocks are slowly on the increase and who knows what the future holds on that front.  We are pleased to say that all products brought to you are only caught using sustainable, creel caught methods, ensuring that the shellfish stocks thrive for generations to come.

Scalpay herring drifters shaking the nets on arrival to port.

Returning to port in Leverburgh, its safe to say that the modern day fisherman doesn't turn out this well in a blazer on board.

Local men to the village of Strond preparing their vessel for another trip to sea.

Scalpay herring drifters shaking the nets on arrival to port.

1/5