The islands of Burra and Whalsay, the historic heavyweights of Shetland fishing effort are still today home to many fishermen. Therefore, the industry plays a huge role in supporting remote communities. The fleet comprises of small under-10 metre vessels right up huge 80 metre pelagic super trawlers.
The smaller boats land their catches daily, the bigger boats land twice weekly, and the larger trawlers tend to land weekly. There is a unique blend of trawl, seine and line caught fish available. We select the best fish to suit customer’s requirements.
Shetland is the UK’s second largest whitefish port for fish landings. More than one quarter of fish landed in Scotland is set down in Shetland. More fish is landed in Shetland than in England, Wales and Northern Ireland combined.
The value of whitefish landed in Shetland was £32.9 million last year. Some 357,100 boxes were landed in 2016.