Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics 2014

Statistics on the Scottish fishing fleet and its catches in 2014


In 2014, Scottish based vessels landed a total of 481 thousand tonnes of sea fish and shellfish, with a value of £514 million. This represents an 18 per cent increase in value in real terms compared to 2013 and a 31 per cent increase in the quantity landed compared to 2013.

There were 2,030 active Scottish based vessels in 2014, an increase of ten vessels (0.5 per cent) from the previous year. These vessels employed a total of 4,796 fishermen, a decrease of four per cent from 2013.

Quantity and value of landings of all species by Scottish vessels.

Chart: Quantity and value of landings of all species by Scottish vessels

This Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics publication provides a detailed overview of the quantity and value of landings of sea fish and shellfish by Scottish vessels and landings into Scotland. Landings data are provided according to:

  • Vessel nationality
  • Country and district of landing
  • Area of capture
  • Fishing gear used
  • Vessel size

Data on landings by other UK vessels and landings into the UK is also provided. All landings quantities are given in terms of live weight.

As well as landings data, this publication addresses other aspects of Scottish fisheries:

  • Size and composition of the Scottish fleet
  • Number of fishermen on Scottish vessels
  • Fishing effort by Scottish vessels in the cod recovery zone

All tables presented here, and previous publications, are available for download as spread sheets from the Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics website.


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