Murt's Shellfish Padstow Cornwall

Murt's Shellfish - a family business

Murt's Shellfish - a family business

About us

Murt's Shellfish was set up by the Murt family to better market their catch.

Fishing from Padstow for four generations, we currently have 3 vessels targeting lobster, crab and spider crab out of the pristine waters of north Cornwall. Our vessels are very low impact, inshore vessels of under 25 feet long, each worked single handedly.

We work with a number of restaurants locally and in London, delivering quality shellfish daily.


Potting, by its very nature, is a highly selective method of fishing. Lobster and crab which do not meet the minimum landing size are immediately returned to the sea unharmed along with shellfish which does not meet our quality standards.

To get a better understanding of the sustainability of the potting industry click here.

We are signed up to the Fishing for Litter Scheme - removing any litter from the sea that we encounter.

Finally, we work closely with the National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow and we help by supplying berried hen lobsters (pregnant females), and helping with occasional juvenile lobster releases. Murt's Shellfish encourages its customers to sign up to the Buy One Set One Free programme, so 50 pence from each lobster sale is donated to the hatchery to help with the production of more juvenile lobsters.

Lobster - Crab - Spider crab