ABOUT MITCH TONKS
Mitch Tonks is founder and CEO of Rockfish, a unique seafood business which catches, processes and serves local seafood at 9 coastal locations in the South-West as well as delivering fresh fish to people’s homes nationwide from the Rockfish online seafood market. He also founded and runs the award-winning Seahorse restaurant in Dartmouth and has written 7 cookbooks.
Over his 25-year career in seafood as a fishmonger, chef, restaurateur and CEO he has been a leading, respected and credible voice for seafood, a champion of British fishing and fishermen and the Southwest fish market in Brixham. His mission is to get more people enjoy British seafood in the UK, reducing exports, reducing imports, reducing waste and showing people how great our island’s seafood is.
Caring for the environment
On a mission to protect our oceans and conserve fish supplies for future generations, Mitch is an ambassador for the Marine Stewardship Council, and has co-founded the Devon Environment Foundation, part of the international Conservation Collective which has already issued regeneration grants to local sustainable projects in excess of £120,000.
THE SEAHORSE RESTAURANT
Since 2008, The Seahorse Restaurant in Dartmouth has been a place to gather for conversation and debate and to enjoy the local seafood. Fish is delivered to the restaurant twice a day from Brixham, just a few miles away, menus can change throughout the day according to availability. Grilling fish over a charcoal fire has long been a speciality at the Seahorse as have pastas, rice and stews in the style and flavour you would find in many coastal Mediterranean restaurants.
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