Denholm Seafoods is about to mark the end of another quality summer herring season. Fishing vessel ‘Unity’ is on schedule to return to the Port of Peterhead on Sunday 16th September to land her remaining herring quota of the season at Denholm Seafoods’ quayside processing plant.
Throughout this summer’s season the quality of herring caught has been consistently high. The fishing vessels that work in partnership with Denholm Seafoods have been fishing in an area of the North Sea that is only 10 hours from port. Catching herring in such close proximity to Denholm’s processing plant preserves the quality of the fish. Once the herring is processed it is then shipped to customers in the UK, Europe and Asia.
During the latter stages of the season Denholm Seafoods has also been processing herring roe. Much of this production is destined for Asian markets however it is becoming an increasingly popular delicacy across Europe. To cater for this increase in demand Denholm Seafoods recently invested in additional herring roe production capacity.
Once processing of this summer’s herring landings is complete, Denholm Seafoods will perform its regular plant maintenance programme, in preparation for the upcoming mackerel season that is expected to commence in mid-October.