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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 34. Tonnage and value of landings of key commercial stocks by Scottish vessels 2015 to 2019

Stock Tonnage Value (£'000)
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Atlanto Scandian Herring - 3,900 4,358 2,582 1,801 - 2,434 2,314 1,038 437
North Sea Herring1 48,322 59,220 49,515 60,833 47,446 17,657 39,681 20,686 22,963 25,540
West of Scotland Herring 10,404 2,423 2,550 1,207 186 3,650 1,444 776 376 72
North Sea Mackerel2,3 864 635 869 855 840 719 674 1,264 1,124 1,164
West of Scotland Mackerel3 195,985 185,971 177,776 151,910 126,789 127,806 165,859 159,387 162,330 156,964
North Sea Blue Ling 3 7 8 4 4 2 10 8 5 4
West of Scotland Blue Ling 379 275 643 737 718 463 310 631 672 696
North Sea Cod 10,940 12,321 14,149 17,660 13,059 21,477 25,902 32,671 41,393 36,513
West of Scotland Cod (VIa) 161 174 189 203 1,196 321 349 412 484 3,475
Rockall Cod (VIb) 18 33 36 49 51 35 73 83 115 152
North Sea Haddock 21,826 22,540 21,554 21,916 17,703 29,732 29,642 32,090 31,934 26,640
West of Scotland Haddock (VIa) 3,034 3,078 2,437 3,329 2,678 4,267 4,202 3,451 4,773 3,938
Rockall Haddock (VIb) 2,052 2,160 3,887 3,451 6,536 2,677 2,964 6,404 5,170 10,254
North Sea Hake 1,761 2,927 3,805 3,528 3,331 3,124 6,745 8,285 7,653 7,946
West of Scotland Hake 3,934 3,834 2,994 1,910 1,385 11,138 9,804 6,316 4,051 3,114
North Sea Ling 1,801 2,044 2,336 2,705 2,603 2,169 2,952 3,707 4,174 4,108
West of Scotland Ling 1,707 2,130 2,194 1,970 2,168 2,345 3,076 3,825 3,115 3,453
North Sea Megrims 1,116 1,196 1,106 1,456 1,246 2,813 3,672 3,476 4,739 4,116
West of Scotland Megrims 610 750 723 906 1,069 1,275 1,725 1,893 2,263 2,647
North Sea Monkfish 7,458 8,490 9,026 8,835 6,285 18,048 24,096 25,743 27,601 20,347
West of Scotland Monkfish 2,461 2,506 2,690 3,089 3,559 5,967 6,892 8,240 9,648 11,762
North Sea Nephrops 5,748 7,620 10,399 9,267 15,487 20,147 28,595 35,966 29,883 47,459
West of Scotland Nephrops 10,268 12,524 10,479 8,144 8,029 39,046 44,960 40,219 35,536 36,063
North Sea Saithe 5,167 4,997 5,781 7,943 7,005 4,636 5,307 5,781 6,466 7,126
West of Scotland Saithe 2,858 2,399 2,353 2,373 2,639 2,350 2,335 2,307 1,888 2,594
North Sea Tusk 41 36 33 44 41 31 30 25 39 36
West of Scotland Tusk 70 51 68 91 91 51 38 48 63 72
North Sea Whiting 7,848 7,228 7,398 8,859 9,487 8,370 7,931 9,627 11,440 12,255
West of Scotland Whiting 167 119 121 137 285 187 133 158 189 384
Blue Whiting 30,508 36,896 62,984 66,494 53,831 6,311 8,469 10,722 13,248 9,868
Edible Crabs 9,920 11,102 11,435 10,091 10,996 12,380 15,209 19,768 24,994 24,870
Lobsters 1,046 1,148 1,219 1,215 1,234 11,045 13,749 16,346 17,286 17,633
Scallops 16,042 15,340 15,722 15,385 15,019 33,087 36,981 40,197 39,311 35,728
Velvet Crabs 1,479 1,603 1,603 1,187 1,631 3,745 4,450 5,069 4,165 4,496

(1) Includes NS Herring (IVa & IVb) and NS Herring (IVc).

(2) Includes NS Mackerel (IVa) and NS Mackerel (IVb & IVc) but excludes Mackerel from the Shetland Box, allocated on West of Scotland.

(3) Figures presented in this table include Scottish vessels that do not belong to a PO. Scottish vessels can belong to a predominantly English PO and vice-versa.

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