Grimsby, UK Skipper's Pet Products using local seafood byproducts in pet treats

A dog posing next to a bag of dried squid strips produced by Skipper's Pet Products

Founded by a seafood industry veteran in Grimsby, U.K. Skipper's Pet Products has found success in using fish byproducts to create pet treats.

The company, which was founded in 2013, enjoyed a 500 percent increase in its sales over the past year as the result of pet ownership surging during the Covid-19 pandemic. After securing an investment package worth GBP 150,000 (USD 191,000, EUR 175,000), Skipper’s Pet Products has moved into a larger facility and upped its headcount from eight to 20 employees.

“I’ve worked in Grimsby’s fish industry since I was just 17 years old, and I recognized that when fish is prepared for human consumption, there can be large parts that simply go to waste,” Skipper’s Pet Products Founder Steve Moore told Business Live. “The natural omega-3s found in fish can even help dogs suffering from inflamed joints and even arthritis, so I felt the business offered a golden opportunity to reduce the amount of waste being produced within the fishing industry, as well as improving the health and welfare of much-loved family pets.”

The company has expanded its offerings from its fish-skin twists, cubs, and fingers, to fish skin jerky, grain-free dog food, raw dog food, and oils and supplements. It has also broadened into exports, initiating sales into …

Photo courtesy of Skipper’s Pet Products

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