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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 8. Tonnage and value of landings by rest of the UK vessels into all of the UK by main species 2015 to 2019

Tonnage Value (£'000)
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bass 645 533 423 432 410 5,353 4,833 4,195 4,327 4,210
Blue ling 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Brill 302 360 333 314 321 1,598 1,942 1,977 2,099 2,262
Cod 4,073 7,882 7,106 6,314 7,527 7,298 14,673 14,351 13,254 7,487
Gurnards 968 1,092 1,013 1,146 1,102 712 877 973 1,117 1,229
Haddock 5,106 5,093 5,605 6,247 6,190 6,968 6,621 8,505 8,636 8,821
Hake 4,203 5,229 5,776 5,190 4,912 10,682 12,606 12,901 12,405 13,244
Lemon sole 1,191 1,258 915 745 867 5,034 5,458 4,460 3,745 3,859
Ling 670 903 858 820 910 837 1,188 1,282 1,233 1,412
Megrims 1,335 1,269 1,109 1,076 961 3,483 3,626 2,994 2,706 1,785
Monkfish 4,509 4,962 4,309 3,191 4,630 11,143 14,380 11,995 9,783 10,941
Plaice 1,997 2,677 2,818 2,644 2,317 2,465 3,327 4,067 5,010 4,768
Pollack 1,184 1,600 1,134 1,008 854 2,297 3,558 2,881 2,807 2,553
Saithe 2,009 2,275 1,729 3,004 3,305 1,738 2,498 1,694 2,427 3,224
Skates and rays 1,814 1,871 1,839 2,173 2,375 2,341 2,448 2,370 2,766 2,791
Sole 1,373 1,450 1,471 1,517 1,539 10,216 13,176 13,909 15,804 18,405
Turbot 467 475 523 397 428 3,646 4,166 4,682 4,229 4,561
Whiting 2,683 2,934 2,375 2,449 2,693 2,431 2,717 2,518 2,830 3,464
Wrasses 11 13 14 24 13 40 60 109 446 168
Other demersal 3,325 3,689 3,312 4,071 4,317 3,167 3,881 3,781 4,423 4,233
Total demersal 37,864 45,565 42,661 42,762 45,670 81,447 102,035 99,644 100,049 99,418
Blue whiting 0 0 - 21 31 0 0 - 4 8
Herring 6,487 7,361 10,048 10,550 8,563 2,048 3,617 3,934 3,846 4,080
Horse mackerel 2,196 856 144 1,021 2,000 802 318 61 613 1,546
Mackerel 7,475 7,779 8,885 5,932 5,360 5,071 6,680 8,031 6,456 6,969
Pilchards 4,181 7,984 7,133 8,126 6,975 1,587 2,593 2,367 2,878 2,368
Other pelagic 2,724 3,138 2,621 2,380 2,077 511 787 736 968 739
Total pelagic 23,063 27,118 28,830 28,030 25,006 10,019 13,995 15,129 14,766 15,710
Cockles 11,169 5,010 6,003 8,065 9,648 5,692 3,526 4,284 6,261 9,965
Cuttlefish 5,730 4,615 6,403 3,886 4,738 10,077 12,676 23,267 14,697 12,316
Edible crabs 16,772 18,757 17,579 17,861 17,231 22,139 26,334 29,119 40,936 41,527
Lobsters 2,054 2,122 2,228 1,948 2,097 21,158 25,879 28,332 27,284 28,916
Nephrops 9,328 9,947 8,614 7,149 10,018 21,616 24,994 21,772 18,648 27,291
Queen scallops 3,486 2,215 1,613 1,013 676 2,146 1,818 1,562 1,469 843
Razor fish 44 99 314 94 144 191 497 1,824 890 1,143
Scallops 12,285 12,662 10,948 10,751 10,542 24,086 29,027 28,847 28,510 22,687
Squid 568 325 555 356 352 2,307 1,689 2,372 1,797 1,799
Velvet crabs 264 274 277 251 372 412 474 494 558 824
Whelks 19,463 20,537 19,459 17,783 18,506 17,410 20,911 21,370 21,777 24,316
Other shellfish 2,650 3,543 2,396 2,800 2,032 4,101 5,679 5,698 6,174 5,123
Total shellfish 83,812 80,107 76,388 71,958 76,356 131,334 153,504 168,941 169,001 176,750
Total landings 144,740 152,790 147,880 142,750 147,031 222,800 269,534 283,714 283,815 291,878

(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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