This is an annual National Statistics publication which provides a detailed overview of the quantity and value of landings of sea fish and shellfish by Scottish vessels and landings into Scotland. Information on the Scottish fishing fleet and the number of fishermen on Scottish vessels is also presented.
In 2016, Scottish based vessels landed a total of 453 thousand tonnes of sea fish and shellfish, with a value of £557 million. This represents a 25 per cent increase in value in real terms compared to 2015 and a three per cent increase in the quantity landed compared to 2015.
There were 2,033 active Scottish based vessels in 2016, an increase of 19 vessels (0.9 per cent) from the previous year. These vessels employed a total of 4,823 fishermen, which is consistent with the figure reported in 2015.