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Grimsby Fish Market remains the spearhead of the UK Fishing Industry.


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.

Grimsby Fish Market is responsible for landing the majority of the fish for sale at Auction. The facilities are for tipping, sorting and weighing the fresh fish and to do this there is a significant investment into grading machines. Transhipments, storage, icing and hand grading are also available. New procedures to include control, standards and procedures, accurate weighing and traceability are all included. This unique facility, developed over many years, ensures expertise in handling substantial quantities of containerised and vessel landed fish.

Martyn Boyers

Chief Executive
Fish Dock Working Hours
Grimsby Fish Dock and Fish Auction
Market are open 24 hours a day,
all year round.

Dock Openings (subject to spring tides)
2 hours either side of high water
penning for vessels up to 28 metres in length, outside of free flow (subject to draft)

VHF Channel 74
Lock Dimensions
Penning Length

73 metres
12.8 metres
5.5 metres
28 metres

From the A1(M) north bound:
Exit junction 35 to M18. At junction 5 exit to M180
Continue onto A180
At 3rd roundabout take 1st exit to Grimsby Docks.

From the A1(M) south bound:
Exit junction 41 to M62. At junction 35 exit to M18
Exit junction 5 to M180. Continue onto A180
At 3rd roundabout take 1st exit to Grimsby Docks.
Charges on application
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