Kingfisher Fresh is a small company seeking to drive a positive change in Ireland’s seafood industry. Co. Wexford is our home. We work with Irish fishermen to provide 100% fresh, wild, whole seafood caught in Irish coastal waters, supplying distributors locally and internationally.
The secret to providing good quality fresh Irish fish, is commitment, hard work and passion for the industry. At the heart of it all is securing the future of our Irish fishing communities.
Brian and Michelle – Founders, Kingfisher Fresh
Respect and care for our communities
100% Irish-owned and operated
Supporting Irish fishing families
Dedicated to a secure and sustainable fishing future
Kingfisher Fresh was founded by Michelle & Brian. The company started with a life-long friendship, a shared vision for a responsible, sustainable industry and for supporting their local communities.
Michelle’s experience in the sector spans over 16 years. Captivated by the dynamics of the industry at a young age, she worked extremely hard to develop and grow the business year on year. Michelle takes an all-hands-on deck approach to management, taking great pride in the team around her. For her, it’s about the friendships, community and the family Kingfisher Fresh creates.
Brian got his first job in the industry at age 15. With almost 50 years in the industry, he’s seen it through good times, tough times, and all the times in-between. According to Brian, if you have a passion for the fishing industry, then it’s not really work – the Irish fishing community is what gets him up in the morning.
John joined the Kingfisher team in 2008 and fast became an integral part of the company. Working across all areas of the business, John manages the day to day operations. Working closely with all our fishermen, without him, the fish goes nowhere!
Our first landing was from the MFV Johnny K, on October 15th 2007. From that date, we have grown organically. The heart of our operation is still our fishermen, some of whom have been landing at Kingfisher Fresh since we first started. We are passionate about the Irish seafood industry and driven to provide ongoing support in whatever way we can. Here’s a walkthrough of how we got hooked.