These datasets provide fishing effort and landings data (volume and value) by ICES rectangles (geographc areas). These are published twice a year in line with the annual statistics publications of the provisional statistics and final statistics for the previous year's data. Provisional statistics (p) are published in April/May and final statistics are published in September.
The latest available data are the final 2016 statistics which were updated September 2017.
** Note that from year 2015, quantity and value maps are now available to view and download from National Marine Plan Interactive (NMPi) http://marine.gov.scot/information/fishing-tonnage-effort-and-change-maps
*(p) = provisional statistics.
Provisional statistics are published to provide access to data as soon as possible. Due to time lags with regards to the input of landings and sale information, especial for shellfish, provisional statistics may not be complete.
Final statistics are published in September of the year after which the statistics relate. Final statistics are considered complete and have undergone stringent quality assurance.