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Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics 2017

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Table 27. Tonnage and value of landings by Scottish vessels anywhere by gear type by main species 2017

Demersal Gears Tonnage Value (£'000)
Demersal trawls Demersal seine Demersal twin/multi trawls Lines Gill nets Beam trawls Other Total Demersal trawls Demersal seine Demersal twin/multi trawls Lines Gill nets Beam trawls Other Total
Cod 10,786 2,182 1,594 144 25 8 - 14,739 25,261 4,837 3,677 330 36 17 - 34,158
Haddock 21,864 4,598 1,537 0 0 2 - 28,001 34,200 5,946 2,151 1 0 4 - 42,302
Hake 3,360 563 163 4,119 1 0 - 8,207 6,741 1,171 336 9,012 2 0 - 17,262
Lemon sole 564 63 105 0 1 12 - 745 2,410 273 456 0 3 41 - 3,183
Ling 2,977 167 572 916 28 - - 4,659 5,074 260 918 1,494 21 - - 7,767
Megrims 1,408 144 474 - 2 0 - 2,027 4,023 482 1,413 - 4 0 - 5,923
Monkfish 8,839 259 2,361 1 1,430 4 - 12,895 26,609 751 7,212 0 1,351 8 - 35,931
Plaice 2,952 473 1,405 0 0 881 - 5,712 4,222 578 1,993 0 0 1,359 - 8,153
Saithe 6,977 407 990 31 0 0 - 8,405 6,991 378 965 30 0 0 - 8,364
Whiting 4,972 1,916 583 1 0 1 - 7,473 6,457 2,586 726 1 0 1 - 9,771
Other demersal 7,110 212 706 242 15 85 - 8,370 6,719 479 1,312 219 22 500 - 9,251
Total demersal 71,810 10,984 10,489 5,455 1,502 994 - 101,234 128,706 17,742 21,158 11,087 1,441 1,929 - 182,063
Other speciesa 23,982 148 742 1,384 3 27 - 26,286 21,480 765 2,617 1,645 7 59 - 26,573

(a) Other species include pelagic and/or shellfish species

Pelagic Gears Tonnage Value (£'000)
Purse seine Pelagic trawl Other Total Purse seine Pelagic trawl Other Total
Blue whiting - 55,662 - 55,662 - 9,150 - 9,150
Herring 13 51,790 - 51,802 4 21,910 - 21,914
Mackerel 10,685 158,933 - 169,618 10,323 141,926 - 152,249
Other pelagic - 1,669 - 1,669 - 575 - 575
Total pelagic 10,698 268,053 - 278,751 10,327 173,561 - 183,888
Other speciesb - 73 - 73 - 158 - 158

(b) Other species include demersal and/or shellfish species

Shellfish Gears Tonnage Value (£'000)
Creel fishing Nephrop trawls Dredging Hand shellfishing Other Total Creel fishing Nephrop trawls Dredging Hand shellfishing Other Total
Cuttlefish 0 26 12 - - 38 1 55 22 - - 78
Edible crabs 11,438 0 1 - - 11,440 19,553 0 2 - - 19,555
Lobsters 1,211 1 0 0 - 1,212 17,078 14 1 2 - 17,094
Nephrops 1,511 20,174 22 4 - 21,711 9,675 65,249 90 21 - 75,035
Queen scallops 1 4 4,201 - - 4,206 2 4 3,978 - - 3,984
Razor fish 3 - 40 447 - 490 18 - 215 2,669 - 2,903
Scallops 11 - 15,077 640 - 15,729 30 - 37,477 1,929 - 39,436
Squid 0 37 5 0 - 43 1 129 31 1 - 163
Velvet crabs 1,593 0 1 - - 1,594 5,031 0 0 - - 5,032
Whelks 2,009 - - 1 - 2,010 2,151 - - 1 - 2,152
Other shellfish 134 4 32 6 - 176 245 12 83 13 - 352
Total shellfish 17,912 20,247 19,391 1,098 - 58,648 53,784 65,463 41,900 4,635 - 165,781
Other speciesc 119 519 35 6 38 717 872 853 117 5 148 1,996

(a) Other species include pelagic and/or shellfish species

(1) Main species are those where the total value landed by Scottish vessels was £2m or over in 2017.

(2) Bottom trawl gears catching demersal species have been included as demersal trawls, while bottom trawl gears catching nephrops have been included as nephrops trawls.

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