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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1. Overall values are given in nominal terms in 2017, but percentage changes reflect real changes after adjusting for inflation.

2. West of Scotland cod and whiting have a nil quota and are managed as a bycatch.

3. Active vessels are fishing vessels that are registered and licenced to fish and have not been declared inactive by the vessel owner; see the glossary.

4. The main fishing method specified on a vessel’s licence application may differ from the actual fishing gear used in individual voyages.


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