scientific name:

Merlangius Merlangus

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.


Whiting is the smallest fish of the Cod family, with a silvery-grey body and rounded belly. It is rarely caught over 2kg in weight. In 2016 approximately 2000 tonnes of whiting worth £2.5 million were landed in Shetland.  A variety of types of trawl net are used to catch whiting and they occur in a number of mixed fisheries. This is often an overlooked fish but, like Coley, Whiting fillets are a good buy when very fresh.

Product Types

Fillets - Fresh

Box weight: 7Kg

  • 110 - 170g
  • 170 - 230g
  • 280 - 340g