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Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics 2019

National Statistics publication that provides data on the 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 1. Tonnage and value of landings by Scottish vessels into Scotland by main species 2015 to 2019

Tonnage Value (£'000)
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bass 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 1
Blue ling 383 287 652 741 723 466 327 639 676 700
Brill 5 5 5 7 7 24 22 25 38 41
Cod 11,273 12,841 14,486 18,266 14,485 22,114 26,896 33,498 42,815 40,598
Gurnards 617 591 406 600 885 249 241 178 263 521
Haddock 27,239 27,929 27,728 28,787 27,057 37,073 37,141 41,804 42,095 41,105
Hake 4,617 6,158 6,751 6,103 5,126 10,108 14,153 14,291 12,795 11,922
Lemon sole 625 734 632 689 782 2,159 2,764 2,739 2,998 3,200
Ling 3,434 4,010 4,449 4,764 4,802 4,382 5,829 7,418 7,422 7,629
Megrims 1,728 1,941 1,814 2,340 2,306 4,091 5,368 5,336 6,950 6,751
Monkfish 9,640 11,323 11,806 11,779 9,617 23,326 32,168 34,405 37,376 31,527
Plaice 1,463 1,948 1,899 2,171 1,563 1,029 1,944 2,320 3,720 2,588
Pollack 434 316 392 409 442 807 774 1,059 1,213 1,415
Saithe 7,912 7,687 8,220 10,349 9,609 6,804 7,846 8,134 8,304 9,581
Skates and rays 577 564 554 776 723 482 560 582 731 594
Sole 3 2 2 3 4 15 12 15 23 32
Turbot 55 46 52 78 70 446 392 446 770 692
Whiting 7,909 7,272 7,448 8,951 9,709 8,468 8,010 9,725 11,601 12,593
Wrasses 29 48 39 49 92 1,127 3,147 1,055 3,130 5,778
Other demersal 1,923 2,184 2,123 2,884 3,028 2,822 3,789 3,733 4,191 4,279
Total demersal 79,866 85,885 89,458 99,747 91,028 125,994 151,385 167,404 187,113 181,547
Blue whiting 12,150 11,908 13,117 19,965 9,283 1,994 2,352 1,588 3,618 1,740
Herring 32,076 33,092 34,886 38,138 26,239 11,341 21,664 14,234 13,882 13,536
Horse mackerel 694 6 5 161 484 484 3 2 204 291
Mackerel 87,362 96,093 84,806 75,022 56,175 55,507 82,155 76,864 78,294 69,608
Pilchards - - - - - - - - - -
Other pelagic 1,060 2,179 1,362 2 1,267 249 503 303 1 338
Total pelagic 133,343 143,279 134,176 133,286 93,449 69,575 106,677 92,991 95,999 85,514
Cockles 0 0 - - - 0 0 - - -
Cuttlefish 1 1 17 1 0 1 1 60 1 0
Edible crabs 9,656 10,806 10,578 9,166 8,927 12,125 14,837 18,252 22,859 21,183
Lobsters 1,041 1,139 1,213 1,212 1,228 10,998 13,651 16,272 17,242 17,539
Nephrops 15,148 18,768 19,937 16,981 22,408 56,559 69,317 73,193 64,068 79,919
Queen scallops 3,312 3,750 1,684 1,224 1,434 1,847 3,033 1,877 1,604 1,603
Razor fish 320 373 490 553 749 1,470 1,848 2,769 4,584 6,030
Scallops 10,110 11,375 8,433 7,145 5,998 21,540 27,763 22,551 20,106 15,504
Squid 1,226 1,635 2,823 2,497 3,125 4,024 6,280 10,430 10,905 13,730
Velvet crabs 1,479 1,603 1,602 1,187 1,631 3,745 4,450 5,068 4,165 4,495
Whelks 1,085 1,864 1,717 1,475 1,382 902 1,683 1,760 1,672 1,642
Other shellfish 278 271 197 153 172 406 427 433 239 386
Total shellfish 43,657 51,586 48,689 41,594 47,055 113,617 143,288 152,664 147,446 162,032
Total landings 256,865 280,750 272,324 274,626 231,532 309,186 401,349 413,059 430,559 429,093

(1) Main species are those where the total value landed into the UK or by UK vessels abroad was £2m or more in 2019

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