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Hobsons bring back scallops to Grimsby for the first time in over a decade. Fish processing company Hobsons aim to put Grimsby back on the scallop processing map.  Based on the North Quay of the prestigious Grimsby Docks, Hobsons have begun processing scallops in Grimsby for the first time in over a decade.

With the finest Scottish West Coast, sustainable hand dived, live scallops and North East Coast King Scallops landed direct from the boats for shucking at the processing facility, Hobsons Director Samantha Stork says:

“We are aiming to put Grimsby back on the map with regards to Scallop processing as a whole.”

“Scallops are known for their luxurious provenance. Processing them here will only add to Grimsby’s ever growing product portfolio.” She added.

This news comes following the announcement of the upcoming Seafish-led ‘Love Seafood’ Campaign championing hero species such as scallops to consumers across the UK.

FMA members, Hobsons are entering their 50th year of business in 2021. Having welcomed fresh ownership in late 2020,  Samantha and the team are setting ambitious plans for the future of fish processing in Grimsby.

About Hobsons

William Hobson Limited has a wealth of experience in the seafood industry since beginning trading in 1971. They have gained an enviable position in the fish industry by offering a comprehensive range of fish and speciality seafoods.

They take great care to use only the finest quality products. Their buyers have expert knowledge of seafood and understand the difficulties encountered in handling this natural resource, both before purchasing and after processing. The raw material is subjected to rigorous quality checks. They have first class processing facilities, that comply to the highest grade BRC standards and distribution facilities from their base in Grimsby.
Hobson’s take pride in offering the finest fish available delivered to all locations at least twice per week.
William Hobson Ltd are active supporters of the Marine Stewardship Council’s principles and wild fisheries accreditation scheme. They strive to source wild caught fish from MSC accredited fisheries and will not buy any fish species that are threatened with extinction or are legally protected.
They only produce food products that meet the safety and quality standards that are legal and comply with their customers exacting high specifications.

The business is BRC Global standard for food accreditation is now grade AA.