For the past 30 years Rob Wing has pioneered the diversity of fresh, sustainably caught Cornish fish. Rob is a born and bred Cornishman who grew up in the fishing village of St Mawes. He has been involved in fishing all his working life; first as a seafood chef, then a fisherman, trawler owner, and since 1986, a fishmonger and merchant.
As a fish merchant, Rob has supplied leading restaurants up and down the country including Rick Stein, Marco Pierre-White, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Michael Caines, Nathan Outlaw and Mitch Tonks - a true testament to the quality of fish he sources.
Over the past three decades Rob has worked with the industry to protect and conserve a centuries old way of life. He helped found Seafood Cornwall, a trade body to help cohesion in the industry between fishermen. He was also part of an EU funding project that set up a 1500 square mile ‘no fish zone’ off north Cornwall that fishermen credit with a significant rise in stocks of species like cod and haddock.
Still a very much sought after source of knowledge, Rob has now become a Harbour Commissioner for Newlyn fishing port where he is helping to install better facilities for fishermen and modernise practices by increasing sustainable fisheries.
“I have a passion for fish and Cornwall and I want to help ensure the future of Cornish fishing industry for many generations to come"