scientific name:

Lophius piscatorius

MCS Sustainability Rating:

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Origin/capture area:

Shetland, North Sea

The Marine Conservation Society has developed a system to help consumers choose the most environmentally sustainable fish. Fish to Eat are rated 1 and 2, Ratings 3 and 4 mean don’t eat too often. Fish to consider avoiding are rated 5.


There are two species of anglerfish or monkfish (Lophius piscatorius & Lophius budegassa) caught in Scottish waters; catches are almost exclusively of the L. piscatorius species. An ugly fish, which has a huge head, accounting for half the fish's weight. However, there is inner beauty inside! Usually only the tails are sold, and range from 350g to 4kg.

Product Types

Fillets - Fresh

Box weight: 3Kg

  • 100 - 300g
  • 300 - 500g
  • 500 - 900g