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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 8: Tonnage and value of landings by rest of the UK vessels into all of the UK by main species1, 2016 to 2020

Table 8: Tonnage and value of landings by rest of the UK vessels into all of the UK by main species1, 2016 to 2020

  Tonnage Value (£'000)
Species 2016 2017 2018 20192 2020 2016 2017 2018 20192 2020
Bass 533 423 432 411 517 4,833 4,198 4,327 4,217 4,512
Blue ling 0 0 0 0   1 0 0 0  
Brill 360 334 314 322 298 1,942 1,978 2,098 2,269 1,970
Cod 7,882 7,106 6,314 5,957 9,710 14,673 14,352 13,254 11,783 21,959
Haddock 5,093 5,602 6,247 6,190 5,125 6,621 8,505 8,636 8,848 6,995
Hake 5,229 5,776 5,190 4,923 3,205 12,606 12,901 12,405 13,277 7,628
Lemon sole 1,258 915 745 871 787 5,458 4,460 3,745 3,875 2,753
Ling 903 858 820 910 641 1,188 1,282 1,233 1,412 939
Megrim 1,269 1,109 1,076 969 629 3,626 2,994 2,706 1,802 1,250
Monkfish 4,962 4,309 3,191 4,644 3,971 14,380 11,996 9,783 10,982 10,187
Mullet 189 166 140 134 160 631 672 549 567 669
Plaice 2,677 2,818 2,625 2,321 1,726 3,327 4,068 4,985 4,779 3,417
Pollack 1,600 1,134 1,008 854 896 3,558 2,882 2,807 2,557 2,406
Saithe 2,275 1,729 3,004 3,305 3,065 2,498 1,694 2,427 3,268 3,220
Skates and rays 1,871 1,839 2,173 2,377 2,040 2,448 2,370 2,767 2,802 2,312
Sole 1,450 1,471 1,516 1,544 1,664 13,176 13,910 15,798 18,475 17,576
Turbot 475 524 396 429 359 4,166 4,686 4,228 4,570 3,510
Whiting 2,934 2,375 2,449 2,694 2,748 2,717 2,518 2,830 3,465 3,219
Wrasses 13 14 24 17 9 60 109 450 397 213
Other demersal 4,591 4,158 5,076 5,007 4,665 4,127 4,082 4,991 4,958 7,146
Total demersal 45,564 42,660 42,740 43,879 42,214 102,035 99,654 100,019 104,303 101,881
Blue whiting 0 0 21 31 0 0 0 4 8 0
Herring 7,361 10,048 10,550 8,563 8,091 3,617 3,934 3,846 4,080 4,127
Horse mackerel 856 144 1,021 2,000 49 318 61 613 1,546 49
Mackerel 7,779 8,885 5,932 5,391 5,027 6,680 8,031 6,456 7,000 5,588
Pilchards 7,984 7,133 8,126 6,975 9,469 2,593 2,367 2,878 2,368 2,856
Other pelagic 3,138 2,621 2,380 2,077 1,206 787 736 968 739 450
Total pelagic 27,118 28,831 28,030 25,037 23,841 13,995 15,129 14,766 15,741 13,069
Brown shrimps 806 569 1,124 352 1,100 2,960 2,509 2,682 671 2,489
Cockles 5,010 5,992 8,065 9,708 9,104 3,526 4,282 6,261 10,002 7,428
Cuttlefish 4,613 6,403 3,885 4,747 3,928 12,673 23,267 14,692 12,366 8,212
Edible crabs 18,757 17,584 17,868 17,267 13,811 26,334 29,123 40,953 41,636 24,693
Lobsters 2,122 2,230 1,948 2,103 1,760 25,879 28,343 27,294 29,007 23,485
Nephrops 9,947 8,613 7,149 10,021 7,360 24,994 21,771 18,648 27,298 15,415
Razor fish 99 314 94 144 90 497 1,824 890 1,143 681
Scallops 12,662 10,951 10,747 10,532 7,491 29,027 28,850 28,508 22,677 13,746
Squid 325 555 356 352 226 1,689 2,372 1,797 1,800 1,134
Velvet crabs 274 277 252 374 315 474 494 558 827 608
Whelks 20,537 19,464 17,783 18,582 20,370 20,911 21,370 21,777 24,432 25,214
Other shellfish 4,952 3,441 2,690 2,404 2,173 4,536 4,751 4,962 5,376 3,595
Total shellfish 80,105 76,391 71,961 76,586 67,728 153,501 168,957 169,021 177,235 126,700
Total landings 152,787 147,882 142,731 145,502 133,784 269,530 283,741 283,806 297,279 241,651

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

(2) 2019 data has been updated to include imputed values for missing sales. See Annex 1, section 7.5.3 for more details.


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