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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 13. Tonnage and value of landings by all 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 647 535 425 432 411 5,369 4,848 4,215 4,330 4,212
Blue ling 383 287 652 741 723 466 328 639 676 700
Brill 316 375 348 327 334 1,648 1,997 2,038 2,164 2,329
Cod 15,367 20,749 21,609 24,600 22,022 29,442 41,616 47,880 56,112 48,106
Gurnards 1,645 1,771 1,526 1,804 2,025 1,000 1,164 1,206 1,411 1,770
Haddock 32,435 33,134 33,527 35,166 33,322 44,162 43,913 50,558 50,917 50,016
Hake 8,827 11,405 12,561 11,341 10,047 20,800 26,782 27,253 25,308 25,188
Lemon sole 1,845 2,014 1,576 1,444 1,653 7,293 8,292 7,311 6,784 7,071
Ling 4,111 4,920 5,310 5,585 5,714 5,225 7,022 8,704 8,657 9,043
Megrims 3,088 3,241 2,960 3,438 3,285 7,614 9,044 8,382 9,686 8,553
Monkfish 14,275 16,390 16,232 15,040 14,352 34,716 46,811 46,696 47,356 42,721
Plaice 3,544 4,710 4,788 4,840 3,899 3,558 5,342 6,455 8,764 7,378
Pollack 1,618 1,919 1,529 1,425 1,297 3,106 4,336 3,947 4,042 3,971
Saithe 9,921 9,963 9,949 13,357 12,917 8,542 10,344 9,829 10,734 12,808
Skates and rays 2,399 2,442 2,401 2,967 3,105 2,827 3,013 2,960 3,512 3,390
Sole 1,382 1,456 1,476 1,525 1,553 10,275 13,225 13,959 15,875 18,531
Turbot 540 546 597 486 514 4,194 4,707 5,279 5,092 5,372
Whiting 10,699 10,294 9,890 11,446 12,444 10,988 10,782 12,298 14,467 16,089
Wrasses 41 60 53 73 105 1,167 3,207 1,164 3,576 5,946
Other demersal 5,288 5,935 5,511 7,049 7,380 6,115 7,786 7,687 8,736 8,588
Total demersal 118,372 132,146 132,917 143,083 137,101 208,507 254,559 268,459 288,200 281,783
Blue whiting 12,150 11,908 13,117 19,986 9,313 1,994 2,352 1,588 3,623 1,748
Herring 38,564 40,454 44,933 48,688 34,802 13,390 25,281 18,168 17,729 17,616
Horse mackerel 2,890 862 149 1,182 2,484 1,286 321 63 817 1,838
Mackerel 94,837 103,874 93,693 80,954 61,535 60,577 88,837 84,896 84,751 76,577
Pilchards 4,181 7,984 7,133 8,126 6,975 1,587 2,593 2,367 2,878 2,368
Other pelagic 3,785 5,317 3,982 2,381 3,377 760 1,290 1,039 969 1,086
Total pelagic 156,406 170,400 163,008 161,317 118,488 79,594 120,674 108,121 110,766 101,233
Cockles 11,169 5,010 6,003 8,065 9,648 5,692 3,526 4,284 6,261 9,965
Cuttlefish 6,017 5,027 7,027 3,949 4,866 10,619 14,041 25,431 14,957 12,570
Edible crabs 26,678 29,816 28,515 27,483 27,087 34,507 41,503 47,972 64,847 64,720
Lobsters 3,100 3,269 3,447 3,162 3,329 32,200 39,624 44,676 44,565 46,527
Nephrops 25,721 30,736 30,132 25,145 33,899 81,930 100,535 100,028 85,921 112,203
Queen scallops 12,458 10,472 5,743 2,839 2,699 7,153 8,148 5,549 3,769 3,170
Razor fish 364 473 804 648 893 1,662 2,345 4,593 5,474 7,173
Scallops 28,302 27,982 26,665 26,135 25,541 57,110 65,961 69,030 67,820 58,383
Squid 1,822 2,015 3,444 2,867 3,492 6,432 8,232 13,065 12,778 15,591
Velvet crabs 1,743 1,877 1,880 1,438 2,003 4,157 4,924 5,562 4,723 5,319
Whelks 20,865 22,664 21,476 19,608 20,164 18,610 22,867 23,469 23,936 26,262
Other shellfish 2,931 3,825 2,607 2,956 2,207 4,513 6,116 6,147 6,418 5,515
Total shellfish 141,169 143,166 137,743 124,295 135,829 264,584 317,824 349,806 341,469 367,397
Total landings 415,947 445,712 433,668 428,695 391,418 552,686 693,057 726,385 740,434 750,414

(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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