Our buying team purchase white fish daily from the Shetland auction.
In 2015 307,870 boxes or 14,000 tonnes of whitefish were landed in Shetland increasing to 357,100 boxes in 2016 and 402,998 boxes in 2017, and in 2018 this rose further to 436,210 boxes.
Our location in the heart of the fishing grounds means that most Shetland fishing boats make short trips to sea, typically 1 to 5 days with a mix of seine and trawl vessels. This facilitates fish of exceptional quality and freshness.
We access a mixed fishery in Shetland with the most common species being Haddock, Cod, Megrim, Monkfish, Coley, Ling, Whiting and Plaice. Common but with smaller quantities are: Halibut, Skate, Catfish, Pollock, Hake, Eels, John Dory, Lemon Sole, Squid, Turbot and Witches.
The Shetland fishing area is FAO zone 27 IVa, Northern North Sea.
Full traceability is provided as routine.
Each morning we email our customers a detailed breakdown of species available for sale, broken down by grade and tonnage.
Below are some of the most common fish species we regularly source for our customers.