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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 15. Tonnage and value of landings by all UK vessels anywhere by main species 2015 to 2019

Tonnage Value (£'000)
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bass 688 555 441 435 414 5,706 5,053 4,328 4,350 4,231
Blue ling 395 289 654 741 723 481 332 640 677 700
Brill 435 512 452 423 434 2,175 2,725 2,610 2,725 2,644
Cod 28,300 34,124 38,423 34,552 29,000 49,033 62,566 77,707 74,446 53,224
Gurnards 2,174 2,462 2,136 2,162 2,590 1,601 1,962 1,853 1,831 2,404
Haddock 33,317 34,031 34,241 35,659 33,753 45,114 44,917 51,371 51,512 50,398
Hake 12,670 14,337 14,727 12,669 11,146 29,206 33,723 31,628 27,637 27,084
Lemon sole 2,287 2,488 1,989 1,767 2,019 8,796 9,778 8,521 7,722 7,805
Ling 4,582 5,440 5,691 5,765 5,874 5,863 7,748 9,254 8,875 9,219
Megrims 4,791 4,941 4,625 4,942 4,699 13,085 14,837 13,743 14,749 12,312
Monkfish 18,184 20,448 20,120 18,667 17,668 46,522 59,791 58,197 59,567 53,775
Plaice 18,876 21,224 17,678 12,377 9,766 22,546 28,285 24,454 23,487 16,939
Pollack 2,138 2,325 1,878 1,743 1,535 3,692 5,302 4,594 4,103 4,037
Saithe 13,034 12,362 11,830 16,000 15,293 11,757 12,826 11,714 12,978 14,791
Skates and rays 2,795 2,815 2,696 3,329 3,474 3,559 3,685 3,282 3,782 3,688
Sole 1,940 1,963 1,805 1,823 1,767 14,996 17,941 16,893 18,532 20,283
Turbot 790 873 923 790 800 6,058 7,126 7,513 7,242 6,870
Whiting 11,398 10,697 10,368 11,777 12,887 11,579 11,214 12,683 14,676 16,388
Wrasses 41 60 53 73 105 1,167 3,207 1,164 3,576 5,946
Other demersal 10,178 8,454 11,500 10,662 10,162 10,324 12,884 11,827 12,180 11,910
Total demersal 169,011 180,399 182,229 176,356 164,109 293,261 345,901 353,977 354,645 324,646
Blue whiting 31,778 38,270 66,426 72,884 60,791 6,593 8,655 11,455 15,352 13,334
Herring 93,745 92,247 84,063 103,161 75,459 32,948 56,349 35,785 45,139 39,521
Horse mackerel 7,585 6,509 5,418 7,159 10,344 3,569 2,757 2,866 4,864 7,737
Mackerel 247,993 217,638 226,953 190,897 158,810 159,805 188,502 203,426 202,122 190,152
Pilchards 4,314 9,392 7,598 8,148 7,053 1,622 3,131 2,536 2,891 2,426
Other pelagic 4,426 5,727 4,408 3,070 5,176 2,046 1,848 1,192 2,404 2,218
Total pelagic 389,841 369,784 394,866 385,319 317,632 206,583 261,241 257,260 272,774 255,387
Cockles 11,169 5,050 6,003 8,065 9,648 5,692 3,582 4,284 6,261 9,965
Cuttlefish 6,057 5,062 7,068 3,979 4,928 10,722 14,162 25,507 15,014 12,690
Edible crabs 29,830 33,804 33,479 33,694 31,847 39,271 47,322 56,067 76,088 74,239
Lobsters 3,136 3,292 3,490 3,206 3,355 32,518 39,862 45,163 45,153 46,790
Nephrops 25,936 31,487 30,878 25,839 34,536 82,997 103,689 103,591 90,336 115,884
Queen scallops 12,589 10,650 5,805 2,969 3,628 7,237 8,282 5,607 3,927 3,877
Razor fish 400 512 804 648 896 1,809 2,513 4,593 5,474 7,173
Scallops 28,440 28,248 26,797 26,268 25,618 57,353 66,485 69,307 68,069 58,620
Squid 6,245 4,674 8,541 7,999 7,412 10,908 18,769 25,598 25,537 26,021
Velvet crabs 1,743 1,879 1,882 1,438 2,003 4,158 4,928 5,567 4,724 5,320
Whelks 20,932 22,799 21,838 19,789 20,355 18,663 22,993 23,913 24,179 26,473
Other shellfish 3,356 4,315 3,016 4,499 2,824 4,787 6,441 6,454 10,436 6,674
Total shellfish 149,832 151,771 149,600 138,392 147,049 276,116 339,029 375,651 375,197 393,726
Total landings 708,684 701,953 726,695 700,067 628,790 775,960 946,171 986,888 1,002,617 973,758

(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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