A family business started by the owner Les Salisbury who has been fishing for shrimps etc since he was a lad, going out on the horse and cart.
Fishing for shrimps was the main part of the business, and supplying local Hotels and Restaurants throughout Cumbria and North Lancashire with Potted Shrimps and all types of Fish and Game has increased over the years, with a reputation for quality and service.
Over the early years Young’s Seafoods and Flookburgh Fishermen were the two factories taking in shrimps for further processing (potting) and most fishermen from Flookburgh, Ulverston and along the coast road to Rampside took their shrimps to one of the factories.
Furness Fish Poultry and Game Supplies sent all their own shrimps to be processed at the factory in Flookburgh, under the brand name of “Morecambe Bay Potted Shrimps”.
When Young’s closed their factory and the members of the Co-op decided to retire, Furness Fish bought the factory and name. Today the old Flookburgh Fishermen Factory has been modernised and mechanical shrimp peelers are installed to peel shrimps in a hygienic environment.