Normandy is France's leading region for the production of cupped oysters.
Normandy is France's leading region for scallop fishing. Furthermore, the quality of its scallops has been officially acknowledged via the award of a quality label: the "red label". Scallops are the first non-processed seafood to have beeen granted this label.
Mussels, in particular mussels fresh from Isigny, are among Normandy's fine seafood.
Shrimps and prawns are greatly appreciated thanks to their delicious flesh. They are caught either on foot or by trawlers.
And so many other delicious fish species
The fish brought to auction by our fishermen are as abundant in number as they are in variety: pout, turbot, sole, squid, seabass, pollack, John Dory...
The port of Trouville is specialised in mackerel, for which the "maquereau trouvillais" quality label has been awarded. Trouville sur Mer is the leading port in the Seine Bay for mackerel fishing. And every year, the mackerel fair takes place in July. Just take a look at the fishmongers' displays in the covered fish market, which is also a listed historic monument.
Mullet is one of the varieties you are sure to find in the Port en Bessin fish auctions.
And sole is particularly appreciated for its firm white flesh. Honfleur is renowned for its sole.