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Isle of Man Seafood Products is a family run business involved in the fishing, processing, transportation and export of wild queen and king scallops to worldwide locations. Our operations account for approximately 85% of Isle of Man shellfish production.

Quality and safety being the strongest points of our product we can make sure that the finest scallops are delivered to our customers. We are specialists in the supply of live, fresh and frozen shellfish products being able to satisfy various customer expectations. The time elapsed from landing raw material to delivering final product to the client being less than 24 hours, freshness is a characteristic that you can always count on.

Isle of Man Seafood Products is the largest shellfish factory on the Island, with 90% of local boats landing their daily catch to it. Our fleet of boats are out at sea for no more than 12 hours/day due to sustainability measures introduced by local government. This ensures the seafood we catch is processed and shipped within a very short timescale, guaranteeing the highest quality and freshness of our products.

Over 140 full-time skilled staff makes sure that the product landed is manually cleaned to the highest standards and specifications. Both processing and packaging can be adapted to customer’s requirements, logistic solutions being provided too. Our factories are fully approved under EC regulations (IOM 009 FE) with yearly inspections being performed by official authorities.

Quality Products

 

Quality Products

Our company is the largest exporter of live, fresh and frozen seafood from the Isle of Man.

The entire range of products can be packed to customer’s specifications.

All seafood we process (apart from live Lobster and live Brown Crab) is available both fresh and frozen.

If you are interested in any of our products contact us today.

King Scallops (Pecten Maximus)

Fished in the pristine waters surrounding the Isle of Man this delicious shellfish is first and foremost a highly prized delicacy for many gourmets.

Queen Scallops (Aequipecten Opercularis)

Queen Scallops are also locally fished and they are smaller than the king cousins. They share two curved shells and do not grow very much bigger than 6-10cms. They are sweeter tasting than the king scallop and they are sometimes referred to as ‘Queenies’.

Brown Crabs (Cancer Pagurus)

A crustacean notable for its sideways walk, claws and armoured shell. Crab claws yield sweet, dense white meat similar to lobster meat, while the flesh from under the hard upper shell is soft, rich and brown. Crab liver is considered a delicacy.

Whelks (Buccinum Undatum)

Whelks are saltwater molluscs with grey or brownish shells and resemble pointy snails. The chewy flesh is quite juicy and salty.

Lobster (Homarus Gammaru)

Always considered a luxury food, lobsters are almost entirely edible. Live lobsters have usually a greeny-blue colour and turn reddish-orange when cooked.

Prawns (Nephrops Norvegicus)

Prawns are crustaceans of varying size with sweet, firm, meaty flesh. Their flesh is grey when raw and turns pink and opaque once cooked.

Squid (Alloteuthis Subulata)

Squid is available most of the year and it varies in size, from small specimens to larger ones. Cooked properly, it will be sweet and tender.

Our Fleet

 

Alauna

Gerrards of Arbroath launched the 50ft wooden hulled Scorton ah.37 in 1973 for Hartlepool skipper Frank Reid and Tom Horsefield of Hertoness Engineering. Fitted with a 200hp volvo penta engine, she was rigged as a trawler and with her distinctive shaped Gerrards bow, she fished for prawns and whitefish from Tyne and east coast English ports.
She was sold in 1988 and renamed Minch Harvester ob.441. She was rigged to dredge for scallops and still tow a trawl. During this time she was also fitted with a whaleback and had her wheelhouse raised. In 2002 she was sold to Castlebay, taking the reg Minch Harvester cy.812.
During a storm in January 2005 she was blown ashore at Northbay, Barra, she sat on the rocks for a few days before being towed off by Barra lifeboat and proceeded to Mallaig for repairs.
She was sold on to Campbeltown in 2007, being renamed Shannon cn.555 fishing around the Clyde for prawns. She moved to Maryport in 2011 and was rigged for scallops before
becoming Alauna mt.55 in 2012.
A regular visitor to Manx waters and ports, she was fitted with a new wheelhouse in 2016. Billy Caley bought her in March 2018, re-registered her as Alauna pl.187.
Skippered by Simon Morley.

Boy David

Another of the popular Cygnus gm32s, the Boy David ry.148 was one of the 1st of the design, built in 1976 for Hartlepool owners as Cygnus hl.107.

She was fitted with a 120hp Ford engine and canvas shelter deck.  She fished gill nets and a prawn trawl from Hartlepool.

Robert Cole owned her in Whitby for a short time, before she was sold to Caernarvon skipper Alecka Jones.

She crossed the Irish Sea in 1996 after Portavogie owner Harold Campbell bought her, where she was rigged for scalloping and trawling, fitted with a Daewoo md136 engine and re-named Boy David b.57.

Staying in the Irish Sea, Keith McGuire of Fleetwood bought her in March 2007, keeping her b.57 reg, she fished the eastern Irish sea grounds for fish, prawns and scallops.

In summer 2008 Adam Sewell of Ramsey bought her, re-registered as Boy David ry.148, she was painted light blue and rigged for crab and whelk potting.

2017 saw a swap of vessels and Adam Sewell took Constant Friend pl.168 and Boy David ry,148 is now owned by Billy Caley.

Coral Strand

Macduff Boat Building and Engineering Company built the wooden 55ft Coral Strand II bf.24 in 1969 for Whitehills brothers Zander and William Milne.

She was designed to seine net for white and groundfish and fished as far round as Kinlochbervie.

In 1985 she was sold to Crinan skipper John McKinley and was re-rigged as a scalloper and re-registered Coral Strand II cn.267 and fished the west coast scallop grounds until his retirement in 1999 when she was sold to Holyhead skipper Anthony Jones

In 2002 she was bought by Billy Caley and re-registered Coral Strand II pl.80 and was skippered by his brother John who fished in the Isle of Man, and both the west and east coast of Scotland scallop grounds.

Alan Woodbridge took command for a few months before Wayne Caley took over in 2010, she was painted red for a period before going back to her original black colours, she was fitted with a new engine in 2013 and a new north sea winch in 2015.

2017 saw her command passed shortly to Stephen Griffin and onto Craig Woodbridge.  2018 she was painted dark blue.

Frey

Launched at Girvan in Alexander Noble and Sons yard in 1972 as the Boy Ken tt.70 for Tarbet skipper James Prentice , she was the 70th vessel launched from the yard.

At a cost of £48,000, fitted with a 250hp Caterpiller engine she was designed to fish for scallops, tow a trawl and pair for herring.

In 1975 she was sold to Ian Macdonald of Tobermory and re-named her Frey ob.248 where she paired for herring and sprats with the similar vessel Aquila ob.99.

She was later bought by Port St Mary skipper George Summers who re-registered her Frey ct.137.  She fished from Port St Mary for scallops and queenies. Billy Caley bought her and continued the fishing pattern.

Initially Alan Woodbridge skippered her and then Charlie Boyce of Ramsey until Shaun “sos” Norman took command in 2012.

2017 saw Stephen Griffin take over.

She is one of only a few boats still fishing with a varnished hull. She is Mrs Caley’s favourite fishing vessel!

Heather Maid

Finished in 1965 by James Noble of Fraserburgh for Port Erin skippers Will and Alec Watterson as the 55ft Heather Maid ct.81, fitted with a 500hp caterpiller engine, her forward wheelhouse varnished hull was designed to dredge for queenies and scallops but later in life was also modified to trawl.

She fished from Port  St Mary from new with Ken Watterson taking command and then passing on to his son Alan.

Over the years she has been many colours including red, blue, green and purple.

In 2006 Billy Caley bought her after Alan Watterson bought the Sarah Lena ct.18, and her black

painted hull was skippered by Michael Inglesfield of Ramsey.

She fished the local grounds for scallops, queenies and prawns.

In 2010 now repainted blue, command was passed to Sean “sos” Norman of Ramsey.  Following a swap of boats in the Caley fleet, she was laid up for a short period before David Tate took over in later 2012.

2014 saw Gordon Mills take command.

Lynn Marie

Built by the Buckie Shipyard of Herd and Mackenzie in 1973 for William Wilson of Buckie, the yellow hulled Lynn Marie bck.86 was 1 of 4 very similar builds. At 56ft, fitted with a 12 cylinder 300hp Volvo engine, she was designed as an open deck trawler, fishing the moray firth and north sea grounds for whitefish and prawns and latterly squid. She was fitted a deck shelter during her time as a trawler. After nearly 40 years fishing mainly from Buckie, she was sold to Kilkeel skipper Geoffrey Chambers, her shelter removed and she was rigged for scalloping and trawling. Her now blue painted hull re-registered Lynn Marie n.264.

On the morning of 9th April 2011, steaming for the scallop grounds south east of Port St Mary, she was in collision with the 9000gt 150mtr container ship Philipp causing heavy damage to Lynn Marie’s bow and port shoulder,  she took on water.

She was towed back to Port St Mary by the Sarah Lena ct.18 and Port St Mary lifeboat, safely making harbour by mid-morning.  She was patched up a few days later and escorted to MacDuff for repairs, which included a new whaleback, foremast, winch and extensive planking and woodwork.

Lynn Marie returned to Kilkeel in July 2011, and continued to fish for scallops , prawns and queenies. Following the Chambers family taking delivery of the new vessel Golden Shore n.153, Lynn Marie Billy Caley bought her and she was re-registered Lynn Marie pl.178 and is skippered by Wayne Caley.

Peter M

Campbeltown shipyard launched the yard no`4 Steadfast lh.90 for Eyemouth skipper John Horne in late 1970.

She was built with a kort steering nozzle and a transom stern and designed to single and pair trawl for white fish.

She was sold to Wick skipper Donald Sutherland in the early 80`s and re-regd Steadfast wk.20, and later sold to the Isle of Man to Danny Neill of Peel and re-named Sustain pl.25 and rigged for scallops , skippered by his brother Tony.

In 1986 she was bought by Douglas skipper Denny Moore and re-named Peter-M pl.25 and modernised with the addition of a whaleback at Holyhead shipyard, skipper Moore fished the pale blue hulled vessel until 1994 when she was bought by peel skipper Frankie Horne, who fished the vessel for scallops and queenies around the IOM and Western Isles of Scotland,

In 1999 she was damaged by fire at Ramsey shipyard while undergoing a galley extension and she was extensively rebuilt.  She was bought by Billy Caley in 2000 and skippered by Alan Woodbridge of Ramsey who fished the vessel around the IOM and the east and west coast of Scotland for scallops.

After a lay-up in Ramsey she was again rebuilt, her bow was chopped and shortened to get her under 15mtr,  re-engined, new winches fitted and painted red by Ramsey skipper Charlie Boyce.

Shannon Kimberly

The 54ft steel Shannon Kimberly ry.169 was built at John Harkers shipyard, Knottingley in Hull, as yard no.361 Cassamanda sh.38 , for Scarborough skipper Dave Bevan, launched on 20th Feb 1975, the green hulled vessel was rigged both to side and stern trawl.

She was sold to Jack Robinson Ltd, skippered by Derek gates of Bridlington, and re-named St.Amant sh.38.

In 1984, she caught fire and burnt completely out.  She was rebuilt at Hepworth Shipyard, the job including a new deck, rails and wheelhouse and also rigged for scallop/queenie dredging.  Skippered by Tom Nicholson of Annan, fishing the Irish Sea grounds from Kirkcudbright, she was re-registered Ba.101 and continued to follow her usual fishing pattern.

In 2009 her centre lifting pole was replaced with a set of standard lifting poles, 2013 saw her bought by a partnership of Billy Caley and Alan Woodbridge.

She was virtually rebuilt over a period of a year by Malliag Boat Yard Ltd, jobs included replating the hull, new deck, masts, electrics, new winch and hydraulic systems, fully repainted and rebuilt she was re-named Shannon Kimberly ry.169 , she was later fitted with deck conveyors , fishing for scallops and queenies.

Peter M

Campbeltown shipyard launched the yard no`4 Steadfast lh.90 for Eyemouth skipper John Horne in late 1970.

She was built with a kort steering nozzle and a transom stern and designed to single and pair trawl for white fish.

She was sold to Wick skipper Donald Sutherland in the early 80`s and re-regd Steadfast wk.20, and later sold to the Isle of Man to Danny Neill of Peel and re-named Sustain pl.25 and rigged for scallops , skippered by his brother Tony.

In 1986 she was bought by Douglas skipper Denny Moore and re-named Peter-M pl.25 and modernised with the addition of a whaleback at Holyhead shipyard, skipper Moore fished the pale blue hulled vessel until 1994 when she was bought by peel skipper Frankie Horne, who fished the vessel for scallops and queenies around the IOM and Western Isles of Scotland,

In 1999 she was damaged by fire at Ramsey shipyard while undergoing a galley extension and she was extensively rebuilt.  She was bought by Billy Caley in 2000 and skippered by Alan Woodbridge of Ramsey who fished the vessel around the IOM and the east and west coast of Scotland for scallops.

After a lay-up in Ramsey she was again rebuilt, her bow was chopped and shortened to get her under 15mtr,  re-engined, new winches fitted and painted red by Ramsey skipper Charlie Boyce.

Spaven Mor

1967 saw Percy Mitchell`s yard in Porthleven, Cornwall launch the orange hull Spaven Mor pz.67.

Bob Quirk,  a Port St Mary skipper, bought her and re-regd her as Spaven Mor ct.77.  She was later skippered by his son, Robert Quirk and also by Tony “Toad” Watterson fishing for scallops, queenies and whitefish, her hull now being a dark green colour.

Andy Woodbridge took command in 2000 and painted her blue and continued to fish for

scallops, queenies and prawns.

On arrival of skipper Woodbridge`s Alena,  the Spaven Mor was temporarily laid up in Port St Mary before skipper Jack Lamont took command, fishing from Port St May for queenies and

scallops until Alan Woodbridge bought the vessel in early 2010.

Billy Caley bought her in 2015 and used her as substitute boat when other Caley fleet vessels were out of action.  She was fitted with new stainless sheeting and repainted blue in summer 2016 at Maryport and is skippered by Shaun “sos” Norman.

Valonia

Launched in 1975 at MacDuff Boatbuilding and Engineerings yard as Valonia bf.263 as a whitefish trawler/seiner for John Watt and James Gallon of MacDuff .

At 55ft she was built with rope bins for the seine net ropes and a caterpiller 3406 main

engine, she was later fitted with a ¾ shelterdeck , 1 of the 1st ¾ shelters fitted  in Scotland, she trawled the North Sea for prawns and fish.

She was sold in 1991 to Peel skipper Ian Morrison, re-regd Valonia pl.63 and fished for queenies and prawns until 1993 when the shelter was cut off and she was rigged for

scalloping, as well as having a periscope fitted to enable better visibility.  Skipper Morrison continued to fish for queenies, prawns, scallops and also pair trawled for herring with the Vervine ct.17 up until November 2006 when she was skippered by Johnny Walker of Peel.

She was sold in April 2008 to Billy Caley and after an extensive refit by Shaun Poland of Maryport, which included raising the wheelhouse 14 inches, new poles and a galley

extension is now skippered by John Caley and fishes the Scottish and Manx grounds for scallops.

Venture Again

Built in 1966 as Venture a.722 at Smith and Huttons yard at Anstruther.  Designed for seine netting ,the 50ft wooden hulled vessel fished the North Sea grounds from Aberdeen until she was sold in the late 70`s to Peel skipper Willie Blackley and re-named Venture Again pl.39 and rigged to trawl for queenies and dredge for  scallops,

Pittenweem skipper Martin Gardener bought her in 1991, re-regd as Venture Again ky.239 and fished for prawns and scallops in the North Sea from Pittenweem.

Billy Caley bought her in 1997.  When skipper Gardener took delivery of his new vessel Venture Again ii ky.239, she took her old number back and was re-regd Venture Again pl.39,

Andy Woodbridge skippered her and fished for queenies and scallops around the IOM and west coast grounds.

Michael Inglesfield took command of her now red hull in 2000 and continued the usual pattern of fishing,

occasionally going to the prawns, in October.

In 2007 Laurie Henley bought her and skippered by his son John, fished the local scallop and queenie grounds.

She was sold back to Billy Caley in March 2009.  Wayne Caley skippered her until May 2010 when Michael

Inglesfield took command again.

Zephyr

Launched in 1974 from James N. Miller`s yard in St. Monans as Janbill lh.103 for Eyemouth skipper Billy Dixon.  She was a 50ft volvo engined trawler with a wooden hulled soft nose stem construction and fitted with a forward wheelhouse.  She fished the North Sea for whitefish.

She was then bought by fellow Eyemouth skipper Jim Aitchison and re-named White Heather lh.103,

She was sold to Fraserburgh owners being re-named Zephyr ii fr.203 before traveling to Ardglass having being bought by Dudley Lee and re-registered Zephyr ii b.203.

Geoff Comber brought her to Peel in 1997 and re-named her Zephyr pl.6.  She was rigged for

scallops, queenies and prawns and skippered by Phillip Comber.

In summer 2000 she hit rocks leaving Whithorn and sank for a couple of tides, before being

salvaged and repaired at Nobles of Girvan.

She fished the Irish Sea until 2006 were she was replaced with the Genesis, she was then bought by Oban skipper William Burke and re-registered Zephyr ob.203.

2007 saw her back in the Irish sea having being bought by Brian Magill of Kilkeel, re-registered zephyr n.203 and skippered by Chris Magill fishing the Irish Sea for scallops, prawns and queenies.

2018 saw her bought by Billy Caley where she was re-registered Zephyr

EC regulated processing facilities in Peel, Isle of Man

Perfectly located at 2 minutes driving distance from Peel harbour, the longest distance being 25 minutes from Ramsey Harbour, we can assure premium time and temperature control for our products.

The factory is up to EU standards and we have in place a full induction and training programme for all our staff.In order to keep the quality and safety of our products we continuously upgrade our premises in order to meet customer and legal requirements.

The company has implemented a full HACCP system throughout processes and product trace-ability is guaranteed from raw material to end customer.

Our supply of high-end fishing equipment to specification

Besides being the factory where 90% of local boats land their catch, we also offer a range of services for the fishing boats visiting our ports:

  • Shipping
  • Chandlery
  • Fuel
  • Ice

If you are interested in any of our services contact us today.

The Isle of Man

 

The Isle of Man – sparkling gem of the Irish Sea

Located in the middle of the northern Irish Sea, approximately equidistant from the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, the Isle of Man was initially colonized sometime before 6500 BC.

Vikings settled on the island at the end of the 8th century, being responsible for the establishment of Tynwald (the island’s parliament), claimed to be the oldest continuously existing ruling body in the world.

Being home for more than 80000 people (2011 census), the Isle of Man has a temperate climate with cool summers and mild winters.

With a great variety of touristic attractions, the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (or the TT) is the main international event associated with the island, long considered to be one of the greatest motorcycle sporting events of the world.

Sustainability

Fishermen and processors here on the Isle of Man have always worked closely together to ensure that only the best quality scallops are landed, with the remainder of the stock being protected for the future.

Over the last decade Manx fishermen have also worked alongside the government and scientists to balance commercial needs and the need to protect the marine environment.

The island’s achievements in the area of sustainability were recognised in 2011 through the award of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) accreditation. The Manx trawl-caught queen scallop fishery was certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery following a 21-month assessment.

The Isle of Man Fisheries Directorate also achieved first place at the Sustainable Seafood Awards 2011, beating off competition from throughout the world.

In conjunction with its drive to promote sustainable fishing, the Isle of Man has introduced Marine Nature Reserves in a bid to protect important marine habitats.

Plans to make a stretch of the Isle of Man’s coastline into a Marine Conservation Zone were welcomed by local fisherman. Under the proposal an area off Ramsey Bay was closed to scallop dredging and queenie trawling to help replenish fisheries.

Billy Caley, Director of Isle of Man Seafood Products Ltd, says fishermen are starting to feel the benefits of conservation: “We’re seeing more queen scallops than we’ve ever seen in our lives.”

Peel, Isle of Man

A traditional fishing port which used to host a huge fishing fleet, Peel remains the most active fishing harbour on the Isle of Man. It is also a major port for the importation of fuel oils and host for the occasional cruise ships visiting the island. Situated on the west coast, Peel also has a comprehensive fish and shellfish processing industry and is home to the traditional art of kipper curing.

Peel’s striking feature is its ancient castle overlooking the entrance to the inner harbour, which also features the award-winning House of Manannan heritage centre, open all year round to visitors.

Also called the sunset city, Peel is a popular seaside destination for Manx residents and visitors in summer. It has narrow streets of fishermen’s cottages and a Victorian promenade which was built on reclaimed land.

Our Waters

Perfectly located in the middle of the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man is surrounded by a wealth of marine mammals, from basking sharks to dolphins, seals and sea birds. Basking sharks are the second largest fish in the world and the Isle of Man is a global hotspot for them.

Protecting the marine habitat is of the highest importance, the Isle of Man already having six Marine Protected Areas. Five are designated as Fisheries Closed or Restricted areas, primarily for the enhancement of the scallop stocks. The sixth is a Marine Nature Reserve, designated primarily for conservation and also for fisheries management.

Manx fishermen have seen the benefits of closing patches of seabed to dredging and have since requested other areas also be closed or restricted.

In late 2011, Ramsey Bay and the Ballacash Channel were designated as the Isle of Man’s first Marine Nature Reserve. The move, which followed extensive consultation with the public, had the support of the Manx fishing industry.

The clean waters surrounding the Isle of Man contain many underwater marine habitats. Spectacular underwater cliffs, rocky reefs, kelp forests, sea grass, maerl and horse mussel beds support a remarkable diversity of life. This wonderful underwater scenery and rich marine life attracts scuba divers from all over the world.

A Family Business

 

40 years of excellence in the seafood business

The company’s history goes back to 1975, the year when Mr. Billy Caley started his involvement in the fishing industry as a young fisherman.

It only took a few years before Mr. Caley made the transit from a simple crew member to a skipper operating his own fishing boat. This was back in 1982 when the family’s first vessel was purchased.

In 1998, after 23 years at sea and with a fleet consisting of two boats, Mr. Billy Caley considered to go ashore and start managing his own fleet.

A good background in the fishing sector and excellent management of the vessels made it possible for the business to grow further and after a couple of years the fleet was supplemented with four more fishing boats.

In 1999 after further investments and progress, a small processing company was established – W & K Caley & Sons. Within four years the processing business was moved into larger premises, being able to fully comply with EC regulations.

At present the company operates under the name of Isle of Man Seafood Products Limited, having 3 generations of family working together with more than 140 additional staff.

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Isle of Man Seafood Products Ltd
Mill Road
Peel, IM5 1TA
Isle of Man, British Isles

Tel: +44 (0) 1624 843739
Fax: +44 (0) 7624 843290
Email: info@isleofmanseafoods.com

Permits & Certificates:
EC Approval Certificate #: IOM 009 FE