Simpson Fish are specialists in sourcing the best possible quality whole fish from the Shetland Islands. The fishing industry in Shetland is currently in the middle of an exciting period of growth.

The local fleet is expanding and modernizing in order to take advantage of the abundant fish stocks which gather around Shetland’s vast coastline.

The Shetland Islands are literally in the middle of the most prolific fishing grounds in Europe. Indeed, Shetland is the second largest whitefish landing port in the UK. We are dedicated to sourcing for our customers the finest, freshest whitefish available for the best possible value.


The table below details the grades of Shetland fish:

1 2 3 4 5 6
Haddock 1-2kg 650-1kg 450-650 350-450 >250-350 Rounders
Cod 8kg + 4-8kg 2.4-4kg 1.5-2.4kg 1.1-1.5kg >1kg
Whiting 500+ 350-500 250-350 Rounders
Coley 4-8kg 2-4kg 1-2kg >1kg
Ling 6kg+ 4kg+ 2-4kg
Monks 8kg + 4-8kg 2-4kg 1-2kg 600-1kg 300-600
Tails 2-4kg 1-2kg 500-1kg 300-500
Lemon 420g+ 220-420
Hake 4kg+ 2-4kg 1-2kg
Plaice >900g >450-900g  <450g
Megrims 1kg+ 700-1kg 500-700 300-500 >300