Who we are and what we do

We land our catch at different ports along the Scottish coast.

We fish for a range of species, from haddock to langoustines.

We work inshore and offshore. Some of us are fairly new to the business, and some come from fishing lineages going back generations.

What we share is a commitment to creating a sustainable future for our communities, our fisheries, and our eco-system.

Our stocks are carefully managed, many through international certifications like MSC. Our long-standing relationships with state-of-the-art processors make sure that we can supply the highest quality seafood to suit global tastes. And our partnerships with retail and foodservice around the world allow us to bring our products and our story to kitchens everywhere.




Most of the Scottish Seas fleet lands fish at Peterhead, the easternmost point in Scotland and one of the busiest fishing ports in Europe. The fleet also lands fish in the ports of Lerwick on the Shetland Isles, Scrabster, Mallaig, Ullapool and Kinlochbervie. Langoustine landings, however, are centered around Mallaig, as well as Skye, Stornoway and Clyde. Some langoustines are also landed in Fraserburgh, Buckie and North Shields across the border into England.

Currently there are 13 offshore and 39 inshore vessels that are part of Scottish Seas, representing over 200 fishermen. Scottish Seas is a co-operative of Scottish fishermen and represents a joining together of three FPOs (fishermen producers’ organizations): Aberdeen FPO, Orkney FPO, and West of Scotland FPO.


Published on Apr 28, 2016

Peterhead is one of the UK’s most versatile ports, providing exceptional all-weather, congestion-free deepwater berthing facilities at depths of up to 14 metres and serving a broad range of industries including oil and gas, renewables, fishing and leisure. 

This short film was made over one day in April 2016 by © Gareth Easton Photography Ltd

Member Fish Producers Organizations:
Aberdeen FPO
Orkney FPO
West of Scotland FPO