Scotland’s Seafood – over 60 species to choose from?

By | Mar 1, 2012

There are more than 65 different species of fish and shellfish are landed in Scottish waters. Yet only a third of these are regularly seen on ‘Scottish seafood’ menus. Most chefs and cooks tend to use only a dozen or so of these products.

Seafood Scotland, the independent industry-led organisation, is primed to help Scottish cooks and chefs to unravel the mysteries of what is available. Their aim is to get more exciting and delicious Scottish Seafood onto the menu.

By forge stronger ties with the Scotland’s food and hospitality sector, Seafood Scotland want us to understand more about what Scotland has to offer, where it can be sourced and how small changes to menu and food preparation can improve customer response, your reputation and perhaps most important in today’s climate … your bottom line.

By organising visits to fishing ports to see the huge range of species landed each day Seafood Scotland hope to start generating more interest – not just in the cod, haddock, plaice and lemon sole but also megrim, witch, hake, pollock and a whole raft of new seafood products.

Seafood Scotland
has some tantilising facts about seafood. Did you know that Scotland lands the largest share of langoustine in the world?  That there is an important squid fishery around the Moray Firth Coast?

Check out their web site to find many more facts about Scotland’s Seafood.

For more information on seafood Scotland visit

Clare Dixon on 0131 557 9344, or email:

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