Shetland lies at the heart of the richest fishing grounds in Europe, meaning many different species are caught commercially in the waters that surround the islands. In the last decade the whitefish fleet have landed at least fifty-five different species. Below you will find information about the most common species.
Click on the fish tabs for more information on each fish and how to cook it. Where possible we have also provided the Shetland species names. Many thanks to Karl Simpson of Simpson Fish for sharing his research with us. If you know any other Shetland names that are still missing, please do contact us.
If you're looking for a good reference book on seafood, Alan Davidson's 'North Atlantic Seafood' contains a comprehensive wealth of fascinating fishy facts and practical cooking instructions.
A print version of this poster is also available in A2 or A3 format for educational purposes and fish enthusiasts. Buy your copy here.