Orkney and the oceans are naturally intertwined and their history is as long as the islands have been inhabited. Home to the largest crab processing plant in Europe we have a locally based inshore fishing fleet and aquaculture industry around the islands.

It is not just the oil and gas industry that benefits from the deep sheltered waters of Scapa Flow. Commercial fishing for prawn, crab, lobster and scallop and the recent development of large scale salmon farms contributes a significant commercial value to the local economy. These premium products can be found on the menus of some of the most celebrated restaurants in the UK and Europe.

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