McBride Fishing company is a family run, vertically integrated company based in Downings, County Donegal, Ireland.
The company operates three state-of-the-art "Vivier Crabbers" in the 18-26m range. These purpose built vessels are fitted with the latest automated on board working systems to ensure an efficient crab catching operation.
McBride Fishing is highly focused on the continuous all year-round supply of high quality crab to European and Worldwide markets. The company supplies processed and live crab markets and liaises regularly with customers to ensure that market demands are met.
We continually strive to develop and improve the business for the crew, for customers and to contribute to the development of the fishing industry in Ireland.
Both Hugh and Peter McBride have considerable experience in the shellfish industry and this experience was used to design the the Vivier Crabbers built for the company by Astilleros Armon Shipyard in Navia, Spain. These boats were built to an extremely high standard incorporating many innovative features that increase crew safety and allow the crabbers to fish in difficult sea conditions.
The boats generally fish grounds in North and West Coast of Ireland and the North Sea - fishing grounds between 20 and 150 miles offshore - and bring in approximately 40 tonnes of crab per week (2,000 + tonnes per year).
McBride Fishing are committed to the continued future of crab fishing in Ireland and ensuring sustainable stocks through innovation and dedication to quality.