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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 2.6 Number of Scottish registered vessels by main fishing method ( 1) and length group as at 31st December 2015

Main fishing method Length group (metres)
10m & under >10 -12 >12 -15 >15 -24 >24 -40 Over 40 Over 10m Total
Demersal single trawl 14 3 3 66 36 2 110 124
Demersal pair trawl - - - 8 8 - 16 16
Seine net - 1 - 9 10 1 21 21
Lines 34 - - - 10 1 11 45
Demersal gill nets 6 - - - 3 - 3 9
Demersal twin/mult trawl - - - 13 4 - 17 17
Beam trawl - - - - 3 1 4 4
Other demersal - - - - 1 - 1 1
Demersal total 54 4 3 96 75 5 183 237
Purse seine - - - - - 2 2 2
Pelagic trawl - - - - 1 17 18 18
Pelagic total - - - - 1 19 20 20
Creel fishing 1,274 88 12 11 - - 111 1,385
Nephrops trawl 70 36 35 84 3 - 158 228
Mechanical dredging 19 7 17 41 15 2 82 101
Suction dredging - 1 - - - - 1 1
Shell fishing by hand 32 9 2 - - - 11 43
Shellfish total 1,395 141 66 136 18 2 363 1,758
Total 1,449 145 69 232 94 26 566 2,015

(1) For description of main fishing method see Annex 2: Glossary of Terms.

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