About company

Samways is proud to have always been a family run business. Established in January 1961, Mr. Clifford Samways sold his catch from a wooden barrow in West Bay, Dorset. It was from these humble beginnings that Samways grew a reputation for selling top quality Seafood from Lyme Bay.

Fifty years on, under the leadership of Mr. Clive Samways, Samways continues to work with over 150 local vessels, bringing the finest quality Seafood to all of our customers. We believe that this attitude is the only way to provide a sustainable future for our oceans.

In 1985, Samways led a pioneering entry into the European and International market, supplying to some of Europe’s largest seafood suppliers. The commercial department is in constant demand from customers across Europe. Key to this success is the Samways’ distribution fleet. Our competitive and timely delivery ensures that every minute of precious shelf life is passed on to the customer, ensuring the delivery of Seafood of the highest quality.

We are constantly looking to expand our long list of overseas customers and our experiences as International Transporters mean that we have vehicles crossing the channel on a daily basis. We believe that the wonderful variety of Seafood offered from the South Coasts of the UK should not be withheld, but should be shared across the globe.

Alongside our traditional Seafood range, we are proud producers of our own Scallops. We have a dedicated set of professional Scallop cutters in-house, allowing us to cut fresh products every day, from the daily landings we receive. Having this dedicated set-up also allows customers to specify their preference to preparation on their products, and we currently supply roe-on, roe-less, half-shells and pieces to various markets worldwide.




UK Stockists

•   Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis)

•   Scallop (half shell, roe on, roe less) (Pecten Maximus)

•   Whelks (Buccinum undatum)


International Stockists

•   Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis)

•   Scallop (half shell, roe on, roe less) (Pecten Maximus)

•   Whelks (Buccinum undatum)

Market Information

Active Export Markets (Europe)
France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium

Target Export Markets (Rest of the World)
South Korea, Japan, Chile