Grimsby is of course famous for it’s fish, Grimsby Fish Market is the focal point of the local industry and its importance is recognised by the UK and EU Fishing Industries.
Originally opened in 1996 at a cost of £15 million, Grimsby Fish Market completed in early 2012, a £1.2 million upgrade. Partially funded by the European Fisheries Fund, the modernisation includes temperature control systems, cladding, hygiene control and new lights and ceilings. This development is an act of faith and a show of confidence in the future of the fishing industry in Grimsby.
The strength of Grimsby Fish Market and its daily Auction, is its long established buying power, which is organised through the Grimsby Fish Merchants Association Ltd. Grimsby is recognised as being one of the most important fish markets, not just in the UK, but also in Europe. The dominant supply of fresh fish is from Iceland and Norway but also it attracts fish supplies from local, UK and foreign vessels as well as overland fish from Faroe, Scotland, Ireland and other British Ports.