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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 10. Tonnage and value of landings by rest of the UK vessels anywhere by main species 2015 to 2019

Tonnage Value (£'000)
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bass 685 553 439 434 413 5,690 5,039 4,308 4,346 4,227
Blue ling 11 1 1 0 0 14 1 0 0 0
Brill 410 475 418 385 395 2,069 2,551 2,432 2,483 2,512
Cod 16,789 21,066 23,632 16,072 14,451 26,425 35,184 43,550 31,034 12,427
Gurnards 1,493 1,770 1,555 1,417 1,536 1,311 1,664 1,572 1,401 1,679
Haddock 5,877 5,885 6,145 6,697 6,554 7,766 7,472 9,085 9,161 9,113
Hake 6,016 6,520 6,599 5,878 5,644 13,402 15,414 14,596 13,515 14,369
Lemon sole 1,527 1,621 1,231 935 1,117 6,184 6,553 5,306 4,193 4,346
Ling 968 1,081 1,027 955 1,024 1,210 1,428 1,494 1,383 1,527
Megrims 2,889 2,812 2,600 2,438 2,231 8,375 8,762 7,831 7,369 5,175
Monkfish 7,054 7,784 7,108 5,912 6,967 20,254 25,081 22,180 20,974 19,596
Plaice 14,213 15,117 11,925 7,488 6,402 18,012 20,770 16,272 13,407 11,491
Pollack 1,682 1,988 1,464 1,322 1,090 2,846 4,488 3,477 2,853 2,614
Saithe 4,754 4,400 3,388 5,489 5,578 4,537 4,631 3,331 4,466 5,001
Skates and rays 2,175 2,190 2,087 2,475 2,716 3,035 3,059 2,642 2,991 3,067
Sole 1,901 1,918 1,757 1,777 1,736 14,685 17,501 16,408 18,048 20,077
Turbot 680 745 775 616 636 5,219 6,120 6,327 5,613 5,738
Whiting 3,357 3,314 2,814 2,726 3,044 2,992 3,121 2,859 2,994 3,675
Wrasses 11 13 14 24 13 40 60 109 446 168
Other demersal 5,787 5,779 5,554 5,979 6,510 6,595 8,507 6,956 7,148 6,995
Total demersal 78,279 85,031 80,533 69,019 68,057 150,660 177,404 170,735 153,827 133,796
Blue whiting 1,269 1,374 3,442 6,391 6,960 282 186 733 2,105 3,466
Herring 35,019 26,704 27,640 38,540 26,026 11,642 12,791 12,009 20,763 13,472
Horse mackerel 6,852 5,539 5,095 6,821 9,631 3,079 2,088 2,589 4,521 7,275
Mackerel 48,106 29,151 46,997 38,132 31,182 29,292 19,900 41,536 38,668 32,024
Pilchards 4,314 9,392 7,598 8,148 7,052 1,622 3,131 2,536 2,891 2,424
Other pelagic 2,732 3,251 2,701 2,718 2,323 512 820 764 2,329 1,497
Total pelagic 98,292 75,411 93,474 100,749 83,175 46,429 38,915 60,166 71,276 60,158
Cockles 11,169 5,050 6,003 8,065 9,648 5,692 3,582 4,284 6,261 9,965
Cuttlefish 5,770 4,650 6,437 3,909 4,783 10,180 12,797 23,306 14,722 12,404
Edible crabs 19,909 22,701 22,045 23,602 20,850 26,891 32,113 36,299 51,094 49,369
Lobsters 2,090 2,144 2,271 1,991 2,121 21,474 26,113 28,817 27,866 29,156
Nephrops 9,424 10,437 9,226 7,688 10,456 21,961 26,952 24,615 21,791 29,855
Queen scallops 3,503 2,245 1,647 1,136 676 2,158 1,838 1,590 1,617 843
Razor fish 80 138 314 94 146 338 665 1,824 890 1,143
Scallops 12,397 12,908 11,075 10,883 10,599 24,266 29,504 29,110 28,758 22,893
Squid 4,857 2,930 5,494 5,202 3,846 6,534 12,078 14,455 13,869 10,400
Velvet crabs 264 276 279 252 372 412 478 499 558 824
Whelks 19,530 20,673 19,820 17,963 18,695 17,462 21,037 21,813 22,019 24,525
Other shellfish 3,062 4,021 2,788 4,329 2,638 4,357 5,977 5,992 10,176 6,268
Total shellfish 92,055 88,173 87,399 85,113 84,832 141,727 173,133 192,603 199,623 197,646
Total landings 268,625 248,615 261,406

254,882

236,064 338,815 389,453 423,505 424,726 391,601

(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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