Glenmar Shellfish operating worldwide from Cork to South Africa
As a founder member of Glenmar shellfish , Mel Bendon has 32 years at the helm, and has an extensive knowledge of the fishing industry.
Mel’s spent his teenage years as deck hand on different fishing boats targeting fresh fish and prawns locally in Union Hall, Co Cork and also internationally doing long trips to Iceland.
After he progressed starting the trading, processing and exporting of seafood , founding what today has become Glenmar Shellfish Ltd , a fishing group that manage the landings of over 70 fishing vessels, supporting coastal communities in the South, West and East of the country and employs 100 people.
Over the last few years Glenmar has started operations in South Africa, where Mel drove 15.000km on a 4 x 4 jeep from Cape Town to Cork for charity funding. Mel is tasked with company strategy, growth and team building, to take Glenmar Shellfish into the future.