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Scottish sea fisheries statistics 2018

Tonnage and value of all landings of sea fish and shellfish by Scottish vessels, all landings into Scotland, the rest of the UK and abroad, and the size and structure of the Scottish fishing fleet and employment on Scottish vessels.

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Table 41. Number of fishers working on Scottish registered vessels

Year Regularly Employed Irregularly Employed1 Crofters Total2 Total employed in Scotland3 Employment in fishing as proportion of total employed in Scotland
2009 4,403 946 60 5,409 2,497,700 0.2
2010 4,257 909 52 5,218 2,479,700 0.2
2011 4,067 877 52 4,996 2,476,300 0.2
2012 3,752 941 54 4,747 2,481,800 0.2
2013 4,092 847 53 4,992 2,495,100 0.2
2014 3,980 763 53 4,796 2,558,800 0.2
2015 3,980 792 51 4,823 2,582,900 0.2
2016 3,834 938 51 4,823 2,596,200 0.2
2017 3,932 861 6 4,799 2,638,900 0.2
2018 4,032 820 8 4,860 2,638,400 0.2

(1) Formerly referred to as part time

(2) Figures are limited to those employed on vessels which submit landing declarations to Marine Scotland port offices. They exclude, for example, those employed in cockle picking.

(3) Employment levels (16+) rounded to the nearest hundred. Source : Annual Population Survey (APS), Jan-Dec 2018 datasets, ONS

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