Unrivalled freshness in canned fish products
Bringing the finest pelagic fish in the world from pier to packaging in just eight hours makes us a world leader in our industry.
Our dedication to transporting prime herring, mackerel and pilchards from sea to shelf in the fastest time possible means fish lovers around the world can enjoy unrivalled freshness in canned products.
Processing takes place just yards from the cold, clear waters of the North Atlantic and this ensures we can lock in the full flavour of freshness in double-quick time.
Wild Atlantic Fishing Grounds On Our Doorstep
Uniquely located along the famous ‘Wild Atlantic way’, Irish Fish Canners is the only fish canning facility in Ireland – providing close proximity to the most prime catch in all the oceans of the world.
Our location in North West County Donegal, beside Ireland’s largest deep sea fishing port of Killybegs, guarantees fresh fish supply throughout the seasons.
Our place on the map sets us apart from other canning facilities throughout the world because our fish are always in prime condition.
The wild Atlantic fishing grounds are on our doorstep which means the fish we catch have achieved ideal fat content for the canning process by the time they have migrated from arctic waters to the shelf edge off the coast of Ireland.
100% Family Owned And Run Business
Proiseail (An Clochan Liath) Teoranta, trading as Irish Fish Canners, first opened its doors as a fish canning factory in September, 1977. An ambitious local entrepreneur Michael J. Bonner purchased the company in 1988 while it was operating on a three-day working week. Michael’s vision for the business was to provide sustainable jobs within the local community by utilizing what nature provided, premium quality fish from the sustainable cold clear waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. That’s a vision he successfully achieved and built upon.
Michael’s established background in sales of pelagic fish helped him secure UN Food-Aid contracts, supplying premium quality, locally caught and canned mackerel to an international market. Following Michael’s untimely passing in 1993 the company remained within the Bonner family and still does. Irish Fish Canners is a 100% family owned and run business with family members working within the company.
A World Leader In Fish Canning
Irish Fish Canners is a world leader in fish canning. Our unique location ensures us access to the world’s finest fish and that has played a key role in the evolution of the business into a major canned seafood provider to a number of international leading brands operating in global markets.
Recognised and supported by our loyal customer base, Irish Fish Canners is predominately a co-packing business for market leader John West spanning more than over 35 years. Our dedicated workforce, many of whom have been with the company since its inception, Irish Fish Canners continues to supply markets with premium quality, canned fish products both domestically and internationally.
In 2015, Irish Fish Canners launched its own range of premium quality canned mackerel under the Irish Atlantic Canned Fish brand.
Our objective is to ensure the longevity and sustainability of our business for the future generations. Our ambitious commitment to sustainability has been recognised and supported by Bord Bia’s Origin Green Sustainability Program.
Sustainability Is Our Promise
We take our responsibility to sustainability very seriously.
We are compliant with Bord Bia’s Origin Green Sustainability Program which recognises and supports Irish Fish Canners’ bold sustainability promise.
To guarantee the longevity and sustainability of the business for future generations, our mission is to ensure the sustainability of our quality products – protecting our environment and natural resources while providing a professional sea to shelf service to our customers.
Stringent Quality and Traceability Procedures
Premium quality is the hallmark of Irish Fish Canners’ continued success. Our canning facility is BRC Grade A accredited and equipped with state-of-the-art production facilities, ensuring that all our products are produced with an emphasis on food safety and premium quality.
Our purchasing procedures combined with our unique location enables us to physically inspect all of our fish before purchasing. This ensures the grading, size, fat content and overall quality of our fish exceed our stringent quality and traceability procedures.
From our unique canning location, to the way we purchase our raw materials, to our methods of delivery, premium quality is always at the forefront of our ‘Sea to Shelf’ service.
We are proud to say that all of our products are 100% natural with no additives or preservatives, are rich in Omega 3 fish oils, are free from bones and are ready to eat hot or cold as a meal or a snack.
Relationships Built On Honesty and Integrity
Since 1977, Irish Fish Canners has developed and retained strong relationships with all customers – relationships built on a foundation of honesty and integrity. Our business is focused predominantly on supplying international markets with premium quality canned fish products.
For over 40 years Irish Fish Canners has supplied market leaders with premium quality herring, mackerel, trout and pilchard products. We export to global markets providing our customers with a complete ‘Sea to Shelf’ service.