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.

Annex 3: Further Information

Other official publications on sea fisheries statistics include:

Marine Scotland

Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics (this publication) is also available online:

Marine Scotland also publishes summary provisional statistics each year.

Quota reports issued weekly to Scottish Fish Producer Organisations are available online.

The landings and effort data in this publication are also available by ICES rectangle (sea areas) around Scotland.

Fisheries data is also available at the level of individual ICES rectangles in Scottish waters on National Marine Plan interactive (NMPi).

Marine Management Organisation (MMO),

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

UK Sea Fisheries Statistics is a comprehensive collection of statistics on the UK fishing industry, published annually.

The UK Vessel List of registered and licensed vessels of over 10 metres length, published monthly.

Monthly UK Sea Fisheries Statistics is a summary publication of landings into the UK, published monthly.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

FAO Yearbook of Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics, published annually with data relating to two years prior.


Fishery statistics from the European Union official statistics producer. It includes data from some non-EU countries for comparison.

Useful websites

Marine Scotland

Marine Scotland - Marine Analytical Unit

National Statistics in the Scottish Government

Marine Management Organisation (MMO)

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

UK Statistics Authority

SeaFish Industry Authority

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

European Commission - Fisheries

Food and Agriculture Organization Fisheries Department

International Council of the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)



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