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Our history, since 1911

On October 15th 1911 the society Lamigueiro and Jové was inscribed in the Business Registration of La Coruña (Spain) and Pescaderías Coruñesas, S.A. was constituted, with a social capital of 200.000 pesetas which was equally distributed between the two partners/associates Mr. Luis Lamigueiro and Mr. Manuel Jové with the social object of dedicating to fishing and its exploitation.

The enterprise grew rapidly and Madrid was the main destination of its products, so the corporate headquarters were translated there in 1917.

Due to the great dimension and importance it had already acquired, the main personalities of the time, including Your Majesty the King Alfonso XIII, attended the inauguration.

Pescaderos y sereno

1920

In 1920 its social capital was 2 million pesetas, which ascended to 10 million in just three years. It turned into a vertically integrated enterprise, owning four ‘bous’, a boat for trawling, whose names were Viking, General Gordon, Sirius and Reina Victoria; naval warehouses, a fleet of vehicles in Madrid, a salting factory in La Palloza, aside from ice factories in the ports where it labored.

Furthermore, it had owned fishing nets’ manufacturing as well as some trucks with refrigerated wagons for transporting the fish. In 1923 the horizontal expansion of the enterprise started thanks to the purchase of the society Pesca y Navegación, S.A. They also bought seven vessels by value of 1.500.000 pesetas, reaching the figure of 11 bous, when in Spain there were a total of 45, becoming thus the first Spanish company as to number of operative bous.

1956

In 1956 Mr. Luis Fragío Babío suggested to acquire the new headquarter of Pescaderías Coruñesas owned by Mr. Norberto García, Mr. Santiago Gómez’s brother in law, the muleteer who started La Astorgana in 1890. By this moment they had a low sales level, so the purchasing was a risky operation which also implied to inherit the eight workers of the workforce. Some years later, he married Mss. María Rosa, Mr. Santiago’s daughter, and they together took over the business when Mr. Santiago retired (dejó de hacerlo).

From the union of this married couple, on June 9th 1933 Mr. Evaristo García Gómez was born in Combarros, León. In his beginnings, he was in charge of dispensing the gender of the fish market to the clients.  When he was 14, his professional labor switched to answer the fish market phone orders. Since he was 19 years old, Evaristo was focused on improving his professional development and working with more independence, although it was not possible at that moment. This changed at the age of 23 when his father, Mr. Norberto Garcia, bought Mr.Luis Fragío Babío Pescaderías Coruñesas.

The evolution and adaptation to its clients needs were gradually consolidating Pescaderías Coruñesas success. The number of clients increased and they were not only from Madrid but also from other areas of Spain, situating the enterprise in the first line of sales of fish and seafood in the national territory, even setting guidelines in the scope of exports.

Fotos 1956

Pescaderías Coruñesas was the best port in the capital city of Spain.

1982

The enterprise continued growing and in 1982 Evaristo decided to buy the market stall “Esencia de Mar” at Mercamadrid. In this decade the workforce kept on expanding, it was formed by more than 40 people, since the necessities of the not-stop-growing number of clients needed to be solved.

Because of all this, Pescaderías Coruñesas was relocated to Juan Montalvo Street, in 1986, leaving behind those years in the establishment on Recoletos Street, to start a new stage for increasing notably its installations, which happened to have more than 2.500 m². Pescaderías Coruñesas had its headquarters in this location, counting with more space for La Tienda, cold rooms, handling and preparation rooms for the orders, nurseries, warehouses and offices.

Pescaderías Coruñesas was the best port in the capital city of Spain.

2004 – Present

In 2004, when Mr. Norberto and Mr. Diego García Azpíroz, Evaristo’s sons and fourth generation of fishmongers and muleteers, were already in charge of the enterprise, there was produced an improvement and extension of the installations of Pescaderías Coruñesas. The headquarters on Juan Montalvo happened to have more than 3.000 m² of installations. Times change, bringing new technological advances which transform and improve the way of working. The result is a consequence of another principle of its philosophy: Tradition and Innovation. This ensures that the fish and seafood will be always in the best sanitary conditions and quality. 

Internet was a great highlight of the late twentieth century, finally settled in the XXI century, consequence of the implantation and subsequent acceptance of the new technological advances. Pescaderías Coruñesas, loyal to its principles of “Tradition and Innovation”, launched in April 2008 www.pescaderiascorunesas.es, to share to everybody its passion for the sea.

Actualidad

Foto tienda actual

Since the launching, the feedback has been positive, exceeding one million web views and 200.000 users in the first year and reaching the 1 million users and several millions of web views in the following years. After this, the next challenge was leaping to the online sale. This happened three years later, in April 2011.

Other of the big dreams of Evaristo was entering the sector of hostelry and restoration to manage its own business. This dream came true in 1975, when he bought José Fidalgo Veloso El Pescador. Some years later, in 1981, he bought José Chas and José Fajardo O’Pazo, which would become its second restaurant. On November 16th 2011 his sons started the third restaurant of the family, Filandón, the country in the city. And lastly, a new business was open in 2014, Albada Catering, and its Finca El Monje.

Four Generations of Fishmongers

First Generation
 
1975 cruz
Santiago Gómez
Arriero Maragato
Second Generation
2017 cruz
Raimundo Azpiroz
Founder of Angulas Aguinaga
 
1975 cruz
Mª Rosa Gómez
 
1975 cruz
Norberto García
Third Generation
Juliana Azpiroz
 
Evaristo
Fourth Generation
2017 cruz
Norberto
Marta
Diego
Paloma

Recognitions to Evaristo García

Among the innumerable awards Evaristo García has received, the most important ones are the following:

Foto Evaristo García
  • 1976 | Insignia de Plata al Mérito Turístico
  • 1985 |Premio Marqués de Desio al Mejor Profesional del Año granted by the National Academy of Gastronomy. 
  • 2004 | Medalla del merito al trabajo
  • 2009 |Premio Excelencia Turística de Madrid as a recognition for his entire career path.
  • 2009 | Special prize "a toda una vida" from Premios Gastronómicos Metrópoli
  • 2010 | Encomienda de Número de la Orden del Dos de Mayo as a recognition for the services to the locals of Madrid. 
  • 2014 |Premio Fernando Becker Gómez confered by the School of Economists from Leon.

Desde 1911

MORE THAN 100 YEARS

Since 1911, we work with the best seafood

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