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Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics 2020

Published: 29 Sep 2021

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.

Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics 2020
Table 4: Tonnage and value of landings by Scottish vessels abroad by main species, 2016 to 2020

Table 4: Tonnage and value of landings by Scottish vessels abroad by main species, 2016 to 2020

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  Tonnage Value (£'000)
Species 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Bass   0 0 0 1   1 2 2 1
Blue ling 2 0 0     3 0 0    
Brill 22 20 26 27 19 119 117 177 65 19
Cod 190 289 194 54 89 439 628 554 178 298
Haddock 105 174 43 67 80 153 234 70 90 120
Hake 1,642 1,343 641 367 325 4,133 2,679 1,219 771 511
Lemon sole 111 97 134 116 115 391 364 489 246 134
Ling 342 212 45 45 53 485 337 67 60 58
Megrim 156 174 142 145 147 658 525 401 369 387
Monkfish 1,236 1,088 906 978 942 2,278 1,317 1,019 2,399 1,551
Mullet 0 36 38 157 220 0 193 192 264 202
Plaice 4,074 3,780 2,689 1,775 1,501 5,500 5,794 6,326 2,838 1,534
Pollack 18 20 5 2 36 35 51 15 6 67
Saithe 274 222 159 103 273 349 248 206 206 481
Skates and rays 54 47 60 28 24 61 50 46 22 16
Sole 39 42 38 18 48 390 435 412 80 49
Turbot 57 75 84 78 82 464 590 766 321 95
Whiting 22 39 54 92 145 28 44 45 88 152
Wrasses     0 0       0 0  
Other demersal 441 3,778 1,754 562 1,501 483 820 661 479 743
Total demersal 8,786 11,436 7,010 4,614 5,600 15,972 14,427 12,668 8,484 6,419
Blue whiting 24,988 49,866 46,529 44,548 28,285 6,117 9,134 9,629 8,128 6,370
Herring 32,451 21,537 26,484 23,194 21,163 21,895 9,543 10,495 12,512 12,466
Horse mackerel 964 317 178 228 99 666 275 140 170 40
Mackerel 92,392 95,147 77,742 71,453 92,640 86,445 85,025 85,159 88,519 99,194
Pilchards       1 3       2 3
Other pelagic 297 346 350 1,552 2,519 525 125 74 374 725
Total pelagic 151,092 167,215 151,283 140,975 144,709 115,647 104,102 105,497 109,705 118,797
Brown shrimps                    
Cockles                    
Cuttlefish 0 6 7 17 33 0 37 32 32 30
Edible crabs 43 499 469 1,140 1,635 40 914 1,083 1,676 2,388
Lobsters 0 0 1 2 1 5 2 5 22 17
Nephrops 260 133 155 200 118 1,195 721 1,273 1,117 308
Razor fish                    
Scallops 20 6 0 19 2 47 14 1 31 2
Squid 55 158 285 425 483 149 450 687 1,828 332
Velvet crabs   0 0   0   1 0   0
Whelks   0 1 1 1   0 1 1 0
Other shellfish 160 45 23 939 838 140 45 26 721 342
Total shellfish 539 847 942 2,742 3,112 1,575 2,183 3,107 5,430 3,419
Total landings 160,417 179,498 159,236 148,332 153,421 133,194 120,712 121,272 123,619 128,635

(1) Main species are those where the total value landed into the UK or by UK vessels abroad was £2m or more in 2020.


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