|| Hastings Fishmarket
Most of the fish caught by local boats is sold through Hastings
Fishmarket. This was built in 1993 by a non-profit company set
up by the Fishermen's Protection Society on behalf of the fishing
When boats come ashore, usually in the late morning,
they unload their fish in boxes onto carts, which are then wheeled
to the market. Here the fish are iced and stacked on large stalls.
Most are then handled by a wholesaler, Network Fishmarkets,
which takes them to other outlets.
The other fish are auctioned
by another business, Adams Brothers, early in the morning.
inside the market hall if the big blue doors on the east or
west side are open. Upstairs is a public café with spectacular
sea views and good fishy meals, run by Margaret Banfield. Also
upstairs are the offices of: the Fishermen's Protection Society;
the government's South East Fisheries Inspector; Network; and