Five things that make Organic Salmon special

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Organic September is the time to celebrate all things organic, including of course our premium BigFish Brand Organic salmon fillets! This really is the very best quality salmon you can buy, so here are the reasons why it’s special – and worth paying a little more for!


1. Organic at every stage of life… Our Organic salmon are grown from organic smolts (juvenile fish). These are only reared in the spring, following the salmon’s natural wild reproductive cycle.

2. A balanced diet… These salmon eat feed made only with purely organic-approved, natural ingredients from sustainable sources which are GMO free. The feed includes at least 50% fishmeal made from off-cuts intended for human consumption.

3. Perfectly pink….Only natural pigments are used in organic salmon feed, whilst some conventional producers employ synthetic additives to enhance the pink colour of salmon flesh

4. More freedom to roam… Salmon in organic systems are given more room to grow and shoal in their pens – usually twice as much space per fish than conventional systems.

5. Clean living… Organic salmon are reared in the cleanest possible environment, with an especially strong flow of clean salt water.  This and the low stocking density ensures they are lean and strong, which makes for a better tasting fish!

Salmon Fillet with Quinoa Salad

Monday, September 4th, 2017

This fresh tasting recipe looks beautiful on the plate and is simple to prepare. And really healthy too – with a great combination of Omega3 rich salmon plus red vegetables and quinoa!

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Celebrating a ‘AA’ Achievement

Monday, September 4th, 2017

We are delighted to have achieved certification to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) AA Grade standard – doubling up on our achievement last year of A Grade status.

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BRC Global Standards is an independently audited safety and quality certification program which major supermarkets require from their suppliers. It is an international standard which is now used by 22,000 certificated food suppliers in 123 countries. As our business grows, BRC AA Grade is vital for underlining our reliability to potential customers and demonstrating that JCS Fish and BigFish Brand are achieving the very highest standards of safety, quality and legal compliance.

Director at JCS Fish, Louise Coulbeck, said “We are all delighted to have passed the even more rigorous AA standard this year, which is testament to the continued dedication of our hard-working team in Grimsby”

Great Taste Award for BigFish Brand Sea Trout!

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

A year after the introduction of our new BigFish Brand Sea Trout Fillets, we are delighted to announce that the product has just won an award in the ‘Oscars’ of the fine food world, the Great Taste Awards.



We’re all in this together

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Fish-Tales-Man-Sign-Off-Device-03-300x148-300x148The late 1930/40’s actress Greta Garbo is reported to have said; “I want to be alone”

Well it’s a good job she didn’t work down dock then, because down there you don’t last long on your own. It’s a great family community, where everyone knows somebody who ‘can do this for you’ or ‘get that for you’.


Jack and Andy’s triathlon challenge!

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Our father and son team, Andy and Jack Coulbeck, raised over £1000 for Cancer Research UK by participating in a salmon industry triathlon event.

Jack and Andy Jackets

The Scottish Sea Farms Triathlon was held at St Andrews University at the end of May for the staff, families and business partners of Scottish Sea Farms, to help raise funds for a number of charities, we chose Cancer Research UK.

Jack and Andy competed in the sprint race, Andy finishing in 43rd place and Jack in 35th!  We are proud to say that between them they raised £1040.  Well done boys!

BBQ Salmon with Mango Salsa & Corn

Friday, June 30th, 2017

A lovely light recipe for summer eating.

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Fast Fish & Chips

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

A simple, healthier version of everyone’s favourite supper dish.

With just a few ingredients from the freezer, whizz up this great salmon version of fish and chips. It’s so easy to do and perfectly delicious!

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Grimsby Girl

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Coming soon – a new film about Grimsby with some proper Northern humour!


Last year we were delighted to support the production of Grimsby Girl, a dark, humorous and feel good short film where the bad guys get their comeuppance and the good girls kick ass!

Written and produced by local lass, Niya Hill, it offers a brilliantly different perspective on our home town, fighting all the negative perceptions and flying in the face of all those Grimsby clichés.

The film is now in post-production and the Grimsby Girl team are hoping to raise enough money through a final crowdfunding effort to send it on a tour of festivals.  You can read more about it on the Grimsby Girl website.

We can’t wait for the opening night!

It’s a family affair!

Monday, May 15th, 2017

This month the BigFish team were delighted to welcome another member of the Coulbeck family to the company team.

Jack Coulbeck has joined JCS Fish as commercial manager, strengthening the company’s commercial function in a year when the business is anticipating continued growth and the launch of a number of new products in its Big Fish Brand salmon range.

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