Provisional Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics provide an overview of the Scottish fishing fleet, fishermen employed and landings data. They 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, especially for shellfish, provisional statistics may not be complete.
In 2015 the quantity of fish landed by Scottish registered vessels was 439,900 tonnes with a value of £437 million, a decrease of eight per cent and 15 per cent respectively since 2014.
The number of active Scottish registered fishing vessels in 2015 was 2,017, a decrease of one per cent from the previous year. The number of fishermen employed on Scottish fishing vessels was 4,828, a one per cent increase from 2014.
An infographic of this data and all tables present in this publication are available for download from the Provisional Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics website.
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