Fife’s stunning coastline, stretching from the Forth to the Tay, provides top quality prawns, crabs and lobsters along with a major tourist attraction at the famous harbourside Scottish Fisheries Museum in the East Neuk port of Anstruther. A trip around Fife provides endless eating opportunities, and visitors can find prime local seafood in award winning local hotels, restaurants, guesthouses, smokehouses and fish & chip shops. Fresh crabs and lobsters are often on sale at Crail harbour, and a number of local fish processors sell directly to the public as well as to the trade.

Fife Video

Watch the Fife Seafood Film

Recipes from Fife

History of Fife's Fishing Industry

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History of Fife's Fishing Industry

The Kingdom of Fife and the productive fishing grounds around its shores have been intertwined for hundreds of years, with the industry steadily developing until the harbours of Fife’s East Neuk were packed with hundreds of fishing boats. Their crews caught white fish and herring to support many families and jobs at sea and ashore, and boat building flourished. Nowadays there are no white fish boats left in Fife, but the small Pittenweem-based fleet supplies prawns to UK and overseas markets. In addition many creel fishermen catch the highest quality crabs, lobsters and other shellfish species.

Community Food Fund

The East of Scotland Seafood project is a partnership initiative led by local authorities, business leaders and coastal communities. It is supported by the Community Food Fund, which is financed by The Scottish Government and has been created to promote local food and drink, in line with Scotland's National Food and Drink Policy.