On Duckworth Street, just up through Beck’s Cove from the waterfront, you’ll come across the Fish Depot, where you can buy the catch of the day.
The Fish Depot is a three-generation family-run business that sources fresh seafood from mostly local but also international fishers. The Fish Depot's Jackie Shannahan says “the fish moves quickly – caught at dawn, processed for optimal quality standard, and behind the glass at the shop in the afternoon".
Along with the catch of the day, which depending on the season can be one or many forms of cod, halibut, lobster, seal, salmon, char, herring, capelin, seal, alligator (yes, alligator!), The Fish Depot also sells cooked meals like cod au gratin, crab au gratin, fish and brews, pea soup, baked beans as well as traditional berries like blueberries and partridge berries. The Fish Depot is also a supplier to restaurants.
Buying from the Fish Depot means supporting sustainable fisheries and local communities in the province.
“We are committed to supporting the local economy, our business supports the jobs of fisherman, fish-plant workers, and Fish Depot employees,” says Jackie. “it’s a good way to keep money in the community.”