Where do North Berwick lobsters go
North Berwick coastlines have traditionally offered rich fishing grounds, supporting coastal families and communities for generations.
Our local fishermen’s catches contribute to the great demand for Scottish shellfish, which is recognised for its quality and is exported all over the world. Their fishing methods offer a more sustainable and ecologically friendly way to catch seafood, causing little damage to the seabed with minimal by-catch, ensuring undersized lobsters are returned to the sea alive.
Around 85% of all Scottish shellfish is exported live to Spain and Portugal as their stocks have been depleted so much. North Berwick lobsters were also exported until the advent of the Lobster Shack and Rocketeer – click the links below – that now takes most of the catch from the three local fishing boats. Good news ecologically and economically by providing carbon neutral, high protein food to the public at affordable prices and creating local employment.
This demand for sustainably sourced seafood, fresh from the sea, puts pressure on maintaing sustainable levels. Our local fishermen work with us to ensure the continuance of the European lobster as a commercially important species for the Scottish fishing industry. Click the link below to see our film of them landing lobsters just off the North Berwick coastline.