A family business started by Les Salisbury who has been fishing for shrimps snce he was a lad, going out on the horse and cart. His niece Clare Worrall worked for Les for many years, and bought the business from Les when he retired around 10 years ago.
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. This side of the business has increased over the years and we have an excellent reputation for quality and service.
Over the early years Youngs 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 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 member of co-op decided to retire, Furness Fish bought the factory and name. Today the old Flookburgh Fisherman Factory has been modernised and mechanical shrimp peelers are installed to peel shrimps in a hygienic environment.