Leading Processor Reports Good Start To Herrring Season – Fishupdate.com

Leading Processor Reports Good Start To Herrring Season European Fish Trader Published:  10 July, 2003

SHETLAND-based pelagic processor Shetland Catch has announced that the herring season has begun well with 1,400 tonnes of fish landed last week.

The first two landings, totalling 400 tonnes, on Tuesday 1 July marked a promising start to this year’s season.

Managing director of Shetland Catch, Derek Leask, said: “The Fraserburgh registered Christina S was the first boat to land, followed by the Taits, also of Fraserburgh. The fishing has started well and, with increased quotas for this year, we hope that it denotes the beginning of a busy and productive season that will extend through until September.”

Shetland Catch is now operating to full capacity with 50 full-time and 70 seasonal employees at its Lerwick base. Mr Leask added: “Coinciding with the start of the herring fishing is the completion of our most recent development phase, incorporating an administration block and new staff facilities.”