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.
Barcelona Seafood Expo 2024
26th February 2024

Once again, we will be exhibiting at the European Seafood Expo in Barcelona. The event will be held during Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 April 2024. We will be on the Scottish Pavilion at booth 2F601. If you are heading […]

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Seafood Expo Barcelona 2023
15th February 2023

Simpson Fish will be exhibiting once more at the European Seafood Expo in Barcelona from 25-27 April. We will be in the Scottish Pavilion at stand number 2E601, booth #3. If you are planning to visit, please drop by!  

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Simpson Fish - Sedulous LK308 Seine netter
Quota uplifts for 2023
1st July 2022

At last some good news! The ICES has recommended that quota for Cod, Haddock, Coley and Whiting be increased next year. A 44% increase in Cod has been recommended as well as a 19% increase in Coley. We will update […]

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Barcelona Seafood Expo 2022
7th March 2022

This year sees the return of the Seafood Show at a brand new venue in Barcelona. The event is being held from Tuesday 26th April to Thursday 28 April. Simpson Fish will be exhibiting in the Scottish Pavilion, stand 2F601, […]

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A Taste of Shetland
7th April 2021

Check out the new section of the ‘Taste of Shetland‘ website which focuses on Shetland seafood. Its a fantastic source of information on Shetland’s most important industry. Simpson Fish are members of the Taste of Shetland initiative and proud supporters […]

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Ocean Challenge arrives
10th November 2020

The latest addition to the Shetland whitefish fleet is the impressive Ocean Challenge, LK253. The vessel is a replacement for the Ocean Way LK207 which was lost in 2017. The boat is 28.5m long and was completed in Killybegs. The […]

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Advanced Seafood Quality Assessment
12th June 2019

Simpson Fish buyer Joe Ritch recently attended an Advanced Seafood Quality Assessment course. Run by Seafish the course was held over 5 days from 20-24 May at the Grimsby Seafood Village Training School.

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Brussels Seafood Expo
27th March 2019

Simpson fish will be present at the 2019 European Seafood Show in Brussels. The show is being held from 7 to 9 May 2019. We will have a presence on stand 1501-7 in the French Pavilion. We look forward to […]

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Merry Christmas
20th December 2018

Simpson Fish would like to wish all our suppliers and customers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous, Happy New Year. The first market of 2019 will be held on Thursday 3 January.

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New Lerwick fishmarket begins to take shape
26th September 2018

Work on the new Lerwick Fishmarket at Mair’s Pier is now well underway with the frame starting to go up. It is expected that the building will be ready in early 2020.

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Simpson Fish - Lerwick sunrise
Another new boat for Shetland
4th June 2018

The owners of the Ocean Way LK207 which sank last year have signed a deal to build a new vessel due to arrive in Summer 2020. The ‘Ocean Challenge’ will be built in Ireland. The vessel will be 28.5m long.

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Simpson Fish - Tranquility LK63 Whitefish Trawler
New Tranquillity LK63 arrives
31st May 2018

Shetland is to welcome the latest addition to the whitefish fleet on Friday 1 June. The new Tranquillity skippered by Stuart Anderson of Whalsay has just been finishing its trials and is due to start fishing on Saturday 9 June. […]

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Simpson Fish - Cod
19th July 2017

Cod has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council status. This is the ‘gold standard’ for sustainability and joins Haddock and Coley as the three species from Shetland that are now MSC accredited. Simpson Fish is an MSC accredited trader which allows […]

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