Whitby Seafoods Ltd

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Whitby Seafoods Ltd
Headquarters Whitby, United Kingdom
Website www.whitby-seafoods.com

Whitby Seafoods is a private British company specialising in frozen seafood coated in batter and breadcrumbs that was founded in 1985. It employs 140 people in the North Yorkshire fishing port of Whitby. The business processes up to 3,000 tonnes each year and realises an annual turnover of £15 million across the UK in both food service and retail sectors.

Whitby Seafoods' business is predominantly business to business sales, specifically to catering establishments.

Whitby’s economy is based on fishing and the tourist trade, and located at the mouth of the river Esk, it is well suited for shipping to other areas in Europe.[1] Nipmark Ltd began trading as The Whitby Shellfish Company in 1963. The assets were acquired by Graham Whittle in 1985, creating Whitby Seafoods Ltd. The company moved to a 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2) factory on the outskirts of Whitby, and in 2007 acquired Kilkeel, Northern Ireland based Middleton Seafoods.

The South North Sea scampi fisheries have entered assessment against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard, which will later allow Whitby Scampi to display the MSC eco-friendly badge.[2]


  1. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Whitby CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Whitby scampi enters assessment for MSC eco-label". Marine Stewardship Council. 8 February 2008. Archived from the original on 3 August 2009. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

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