‘Amble the Seafood Town’ was a vision created in 2013 through a partnership between Amble Development Trust, Northumberland County Council, Amble Town Council, Warkworth Harbour Commissioners, Amble Business Club and the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NE LEP).
The vision was built upon an economic, strategic need to build upon Amble’s natural resources and skills base to sustain and develop the local fishing fleet, develop new food businesses and make Amble a desirable tourism destination through creating a better harbour and improving the waterfront. Completed in March 2015 Amble Harbour Village provides visitors and locals with 15 individual retail ‘pods’ selling art, crafts, gifts, accessories, food and drink, and a Seafood Centre for the preparation and distribution of locally caught seafood to local businesses and individuals.
The Northumberland Seafood Centre is a focal point of this ambitious vision for Amble. In much the same way as people sample local delicacies on a visit to Europe, Northumberland Seafood will become synonymous with the concept of a premium product from Northumberland. The quality, fresh, seasonable, sustainable and local seafood offer will eloquently celebrate the county of Northumberland and its ‘independent spirit’.
The Northumberland Seafood Centre will create a strong and highly distinctive regional brand that celebrates our sea, our fishermen and our seafood.
By the year 2020 Northumberland Seafood aims to be the premier supplier of seafood in the region and in doing so will support a sustainable local fishing industry along the Northumberland coast.
Ultimately, the Northumberland Seafood Centre will support the viability and vitality of the Northumberland fishing community as a whole and contribute an additional half a million pounds to visitor spend in the town of Amble by the year 2020.