North Sea herring fishery

North Sea herring fishery draws to a close

The North Sea herring fishery is now drawing to a close with most vessels expected to have finished their quota by mid-September.

Vessels are currently focusing their attention on grounds around the east of Orkney with top quality MSC certified herring being landed to Denholm Seafoods, Lunar and Northbay Pelagic in Peterhead, and Pelagia Shetland in Lerwick.

The majority of the herring is exported to Germany, with a small percentage going to the UK domestic market.

Once the herring fishery is completed, the Scottish pelagic fleet will start preparing for the new mackerel season, which will commence in October.