Representing & Supporting Shetland’s Fishermen

Seafood chowder to warm the cockles on Up Helly Aa morning
January 26th 2023

Free Shetland seafood chowder will be available from the Taste of Shetland catering trailer on Lerwick Up Helly Aa morning.

Shetland Fishermen’s Association and Taste of Shetland have arranged the event to promote the recently revamped Shetland Seafood Provenance Scheme.

Thanks to the support of Lerwick Port Authority, the trailer will be located at the south side of the Albert Building in Lerwick Harbour.

SFA executive officer Daniel Lawson said: “Come along and keep warm on Up Helly Aa morning with some of Taste of Shetland’s fine seafood chowder made with Shetland whitefish, mussels and salmon.

“We recently relaunched our Shetland Seafood Provenance Scheme with backing from the Regional Food Fund.

“So you can find out more about where and how to source and savour top quality locally produced seafood.

“It’s important to understand that buying local fish and produce can decrease our individual carbon footprints. Food produced in Shetland and sourced from its surrounding waters has a significantly lower carbon footprint as it is processed and packaged close to where it is sold and consumed.”

Copies of the association’s recently published and well-received book, 75 Years of the SFA, will also be available to buy at Monday afternoon’s Up Helly Aa food market at Mareel, along with free tasters of smoked haddock mac n’ cheese and fish curry – to show how versatile and delicious Shetland seafood can be.

For more information on the Shetland Seafood Provenance Scheme see