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Why SoleShare


Our autumn season starts the week commencing 22nd September. If you'd like to join us, sign up today! 

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Why SoleShare


Our autumn season starts the week commencing 22nd September. If you'd like to join us, sign up today! 

OUR APPROACH

SoleShare is bringing Londoners a new way to enjoy fresh, locally caught fish and seafood from fishermen they can trust. We use a veg-box based model to help bring local seafood direct to you. We provide better access to seafood that is caught responsibly right off our coast, and bring you one step closer to the fishermen who are catching it. 

 

OUR FISH

It's hard to know what fish to eat these days. Many stocks are being overfished, but what's the alternative? That's where we come in. We provide you with a selection of seasonal, sustainably sourced seafood, straight from the guy that caught it. We also supply you with the recipes and skills to get you started on your fishy adventure.

OUR FISHERMEN

We work with a handful of inshore fishermen. They have small dayboats and use fishing methods that are selective and low impact- rod and line, static nets and pots. We believe decent fishermen should be rewarded for their hard work and responsible practices, so we pay them a fair price for their fish.

SoleShare has changed my approach to buying fish. Going for my fortnightly pickup, I really appreciated talking to Theresa and Jack, learning where the fish was coming from, what the conditions were like that week, and picking up new recipes to try out. Meeting other SoleShare members really created a sense of community around a quality product. I will never go back to pre-packaged fillets again!
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How it works


Good for fishermen
Good for you
Good for the sea

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How it works


Good for fishermen
Good for you
Good for the sea

How it works

What's a Community Supported Fishery?

A “Community Supported Fishery” (CSF) is an alternative model for selling fresh, locally-sourced seafood. Modelled after community supported agriculture (CSA) programs, CSFs aim to encourage good relationships between local fishermen, consumers and the sea by bringing top quality, locally caught seafood to their members. CSFs encourage sustainable fishing practices and strengthen relationships between small fishermen and communities.

SoleShare fish was the first fish I prepared at home, and I have to say the freshness of the fish made me look like a gourmet. This is one of our favourite things about the neighbourhood. THANK YOU!!! Can’t wait to resubscribe

How does it work?
SoleShare is a totally new way of buying fish. CSF’s work in a similar way to veg boxes. You choose how much fish you want and how often you want it. You pay for your share at the beginning of the season and pick it up from our collection hub on either a weekly or fortnightly basis. 

What's in a box?
One of the best parts about SoleShare is that every week you'll be getting our fisherman's catch of the day. This means you'll be eating with the seasons and getting the freshest seafood around. It also means that each week's catch will be a surprise and you may find yourself tasting local fish you've never had the opportunity to try before. All our fish comes whole and ungutted (with the exception of flatfish that are gutted on the boat). 

The fish was of such a good quality that I’m sad I have to wait until March to sign up again! Also loved the recipes each week and the knife skills workshop was great - Thank you!

More than just Seafood
At SoleShare, we want to do more than just provide you with fresh fish. We'll be offering workshops for our members to help build knowledge, skills and confidence to prepare a whole range of seafood. To help you make the most of your catch, we'll be supplying weekly recipes, hosting delicious social events and providing interesting facts on your fish and fishermen. 

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What our members say


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What our members say


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SoleShare fish was the first fish I prepared at home, and I have to say the freshness of the fish made me look like a gourmet. This is one of our favourite things about the neighbourhood. THANK YOU!!! Can’t wait to resubscribe
SoleShare has changed my approach to buying fish. Going for my fortnightly pickup, I really appreciated talking to Theresa and Jack, learning where the fish was coming from, what the conditions were like that week, and picking up new recipes to try out. Meeting other SoleShare members really created a sense of community around a quality product. I will never go back to pre-packaged fillets again!
It was fun, felt good to support sustainably caught fish, was super delicious, and our kids were bonkers for it. I love that most weeks we had a choice of fish and every week we had lots and lots of fish—which I NEVER would go to buy normally
The fish tasted great, it was lovely to have the surprise catch every week, and the service was excellent!
The fish was of such a good quality that I’m sad I have to wait until March to sign up again! Also loved the recipes each week and the knife skills workshop was great - Thank you!
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The Team


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The Team


Theresa Douthwright MSc  

Theresa is an aquatic ecologist and sea-foodie. After several years at sea as a research diver in her native Canada, she moved to London and has become increasingly involved in London’s sustainable food movement. With a keen interest in bringing local seafood back to the common plate, in 2012 she co-founded The Mother Shuckers, a pop-up British oyster bar based in London.

She hopes SoleShare will boost London's appetite for local seafood and encourage public interest in protecting our seas and coastal communities.

Martin Fuller

Martin's been fishing for many years. He fishes out of Newhaven on his 16ft open boat, Violet May. He shares our ideas when it comes to responsible fishing methods and sustainability and he's about as low impact as they come.  All his fish are caught using a rod and line or static gear. We want to make sure he's rewarded for fishing the way he does, we hope you do too.

Jack Clarke MSc 

Jack is a marine biologist by training. After spending a few years working in a variety of tropical paradises, he decided to follow his dreams of getting an underpaid office job in his hometown of London.

Recently, Jack set up Catchbox, the first Community Supported Fishery in the UK. He has a genuine passion for safeguarding the marine environment as well as the jobs of small scale fishermen that rely on it.