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Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics 2015

Details of landings of sea fish, the Scottish fishing fleet and the number of sea fishermen employed.

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Table 2.5 Number of active Scottish registered vessels by district and main fishing method ( 1) as at 31st December 2015

District 10m & under Over 10m Total
Nephrop trawls Creel fishing Other 2 Total Pelagic Demersal Shellfish Over 10 m Total
Purse seine Pelagic trawl Other Total Trawl 3 Seine Lines Other 4 Total Nephrop trawls Creel fishing Other Total
Aberdeen 2 74 - 76 - - - - - - - - - 4 4 1 9 9 85
Anstruther 6 87 - 93 - - - - 2 - - - 2 8 2 - 10 12 105
Buckie 13 44 4 61 - - - - 12 2 1 - 15 3 2 3 8 23 84
Eyemouth 8 75 3 86 - - - - 3 1 - - 4 14 3 1 18 22 108
Fraserburgh 3 85 20 108 1 9 - 10 43 5 - - 48 31 1 2 34 92 200
Peterhead 1 54 3 58 1 2 - 3 24 3 - - 27 3 1 2 6 36 94
Scrabster 1 83 - 84 - - - - 1 2 - - 3 - 5 1 6 9 93
Total - East Coast 34 502 30 566 2 11 - 13 85 13 1 - 99 63 18 10 91 203 769
Orkney 1 82 7 90 - - - - 4 - - - 4 4 28 6 38 42 132
Shetland 4 114 22 140 - 7 - 7 18 7 - - 25 1 3 8 12 44 184
Stornoway 1 159 5 165 - - - - 6 - - - 6 16 17 6 39 45 210
Total - Islands 6 355 34 395 - 7 - 7 28 7 - - 35 21 48 20 89 131 526
Ayr 9 58 11 78 - - - - 5 - - - 5 15 3 35 53 58 136
Campbeltown 8 75 10 93 - - - - 6 - - - 6 28 6 9 43 49 142
Kinlochbervie 2 17 - 19 - - - - 2 - - - 2 2 - - 2 4 23
Lochinver - 12 - 12 - - - - 3 - 10 4 17 - 1 - 1 18 30
Mallaig 1 25 4 30 - - - - 8 1 - - 9 5 1 2 8 17 47
Oban 5 66 6 77 - - - - 3 - - - 3 8 14 13 35 38 115
Portree 3 97 2 102 - - - - 2 - - - 2 8 10 - 18 20 122
Ullapool 2 67 8 77 - - - - 5 - - - 5 8 10 5 23 28 105
Total - West Coast 30 417 41 488 - - - - 34 1 10 4 49 74 45 64 183 232 720
Total 70 1,274 105 1,449 2 18 - 20 147 21 11 4 183 158 111 94 363 566 2,015

(1) The main fishing method specified on a vessel's licence application may differ from the actual fishing gear used in individual voyages.
(2) The 10m & under 'other' fishing method category includes mechanical dredging; suction dredging, and shell fishing by hand.
(3) The over 10m 'Demersal Trawl' category includes; demersal single trawl, demersal pair trawl, demersal twin/multi trawl and beam trawl.
(4) The over 10m 'Demersal Other' category includes; demersal gill nets and other demersal.

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