Shetland is surrounded by some of the most productive seas in the world. Situated where the North Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean the strong tidal streams and pure clean water create rich fishing grounds.

It's easy to understand why Shetland has gained an international reputation for producing seafood of the highest quality, fish caught and landed by the local fleet is as fresh as you will find anywhere in the world.

Fishing is, and always has been, at the core of Shetland’s economy – it is currently worth around £300 million a year to the islands.

Shetland Video

Watch the Shetland Seafood Film

Recipes from Shetland

Shetland's Seafood Industry

Links and contacts to explore

Links and contacts to explore

So Much To Sea

Shetland Food Trail

Shetland Fishermen

Shetland Seafood Auctions

Shetland Museum

Shetland Food Trail - Producers

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.