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Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics 2016

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Table 1.5.c Quantity and value of landings by Scottish vessels using shellfish gears by main species1 : 2016

Shellfish Gears

Quantity (tonnes) Value (£'000)
Creelfishing Nephrop trawl2 Dredging Hand Shellfishing Other methods Total Creel fishing Nephrop trawl2 Dredging Hand Shellfishing Other methods Total
Edible crabs 10,988 - 5 5 - 10,998 15,083 - 6 6 - 15,095
Lobsters 1,122 0 1 0 - 1,124 13,456 1 19 0 - 13,478
Nephrops 1,758 19,233 17 2 - 21,010 14,219 62,245 50 13 76,527
Queen scallops 4 - 8,368 3 - 8,375 5 - 6,401 4 - 6,409
Scallops 126 0 14,518 624 - 15,269 361 0 34,404 1,977 - 36,742
Squid 0 11 3 - - 13 1 38 10 - - 49
Velvet crabs 1,572 - 2 0 - 1,575 4,364 - 9 1 - 4,374
Other shellfish 2,287 1 54 387 - 2,728 2,180 1 151 1,838 - 4,170
Total shellfish 17,857 19,245 22,968 1,022 - 61,091 49,669 62,285 41,051 3,839 - 156,845
Other speciesc 304 356 45 0 - 704 3,435 561 111 0 - 4,107

(c) Other species include demersal and/or pelagic species

(1) Main species are those where the total value landed by Scottish vessels was £2m or over in 2016.

(2) Bottom trawl gears catching demersal species have been included as demersal trawls, while bottom trawl gears catching nephrops have been included as nephrops trawls.