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Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics 2017

A National Statistics publication presenting data on the Scottish and UK fishing fleet, landings and employment.

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Table 38. Number of active Scottish registered vessels by main fishing method[4] as at 31st December 2008 to 2017

Year 10m & under Over 10m Total
Pelagic Demersal Shellfish Over 10m Total
Nephrop trawls Creel fishing Other3 Total Purse seine Pelagic trawl Other Total Trawl4 Seine Lines Other5 Total Nephrop trawls Creel fishing Other Total
2008 88 1,293 107 1,488 4 20 - 24 236 33 14 12 295 187 121 85 393 712 2,200
2009 85 1,289 109 1,483 4 21 - 25 217 35 15 8 275 193 118 82 393 693 2,176
2010 81 1,287 111 1,479 4 20 - 24 202 30 14 9 255 188 117 79 384 663 2,142
2011 81 1,274 106 1,461 4 20 - 24 180 25 15 7 227 174 117 78 369 620 2,081
2012 79 1,257 100 1,436 4 20 - 24 172 24 15 5 216 170 110 78 358 598 2,034
2013 70 1,253 103 1,426 3 20 - 23 163 22 13 5 203 170 110 86 366 592 2,018
2014 74 1,260 104 1,438 2 19 - 21 156 23 12 4 195 166 110 91 367 583 2,021
2015 70 1,275 103 1,448 2 18 - 20 147 21 11 4 183 158 111 94 363 566 2,014
2016 70 1,290 104 1,464 2 17 - 19 151 21 11 4 187 164 110 89 363 569 2,033
2017 67 1,323 113 1,503 3 17 - 20 150 20 10 4 184 162 108 88 358 562 2,065

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