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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 10: Tonnage and value of landings by rest of the UK vessels anywhere by main species1, 2016 to 2020

Table 10: Tonnage and value of landings by rest of the UK vessels anywhere by main species1, 2016 to 2020

  Tonnage Value (£'000)
Species 2016 2017 2018 20192 2020 2016 2017 2018 20192 2020
Bass 553 439 434 413 524 5,039 4,310 4,345 4,233 4,553
Blue ling 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Brill 475 418 385 396 360 2,551 2,433 2,482 2,519 2,125
Cod 21,066 23,632 16,072 11,888 16,335 35,184 43,551 31,034 16,725 33,863
Haddock 5,885 6,142 6,697 6,525 5,412 7,472 9,085 9,161 9,140 7,394
Hake 6,520 6,599 5,877 5,655 3,817 15,414 14,596 13,515 14,381 8,545
Lemon sole 1,621 1,231 935 1,122 970 6,553 5,306 4,193 4,363 2,972
Ling 1,081 1,027 955 1,025 708 1,428 1,494 1,383 1,528 1,004
Megrim 2,812 2,600 2,438 2,239 1,961 8,762 7,831 7,369 5,197 4,571
Monkfish 7,784 7,109 5,912 6,981 6,411 25,081 22,181 20,974 19,743 17,222
Mullet 660 444 259 557 703 3,109 1,551 918 1,379 1,981
Plaice 15,117 11,925 7,469 6,407 4,278 20,770 16,272 13,382 11,504 6,347
Pollack 1,988 1,464 1,322 1,091 1,103 4,488 3,478 2,853 2,625 2,722
Saithe 4,400 3,388 5,489 5,459 4,324 4,631 3,331 4,466 5,047 4,311
Skates and rays 2,190 2,088 2,475 2,718 2,253 3,059 2,642 2,992 3,076 2,514
Sole 1,918 1,758 1,777 1,741 2,062 17,501 16,409 18,042 20,146 19,331
Turbot 745 776 616 637 574 6,120 6,330 5,612 5,747 4,128
Whiting 3,314 2,813 2,726 3,045 3,167 3,121 2,859 2,994 3,685 3,553
Wrasses 13 14 24 17 9 60 109 450 397 213
Other demersal 6,889 6,665 7,137 7,197 6,586 7,062 6,976 7,631 7,411 9,238
Total demersal 85,030 80,532 68,998 65,112 61,557 177,404 170,745 153,797 138,847 136,587
Blue whiting 1,374 3,442 6,391 6,960 10,415 186 733 2,105 3,466 6,117
Herring 26,704 27,641 38,540 26,026 27,882 12,791 12,009 20,763 13,962 17,195
Horse mackerel 5,539 5,095 6,821 9,631 7,108 2,088 2,589 4,521 7,275 4,111
Mackerel 29,151 46,997 38,132 31,213 40,425 19,900 41,536 38,668 32,025 32,688
Pilchards 9,392 7,598 8,148 7,052 9,504 3,131 2,536 2,891 2,424 2,888
Other pelagic 3,251 2,701 2,718 2,323 1,661 820 764 2,329 1,497 963
Total pelagic 75,411 93,474 100,749 83,206 96,996 38,915 60,167 71,276 60,649 63,961
Brown shrimps 806 569 1,124 352 1,107 2,960 2,509 2,682 671 2,496
Cockles 5,050 5,992 8,065 9,708 9,104 3,582 4,282 6,261 10,002 7,428
Cuttlefish 4,648 6,437 3,908 4,792 4,001 12,794 23,306 14,717 12,456 8,364
Edible crabs 22,701 22,058 23,612 20,912 16,504 32,113 36,316 51,120 49,524 29,248
Lobsters 2,144 2,272 1,991 2,128 1,796 26,113 28,830 27,877 29,248 23,806
Nephrops 10,437 9,226 7,688 10,459 7,696 26,952 24,614 21,791 29,984 17,523
Razor fish 138 314 94 146 90 665 1,824 890 1,143 681
Scallops 12,908 11,078 10,880 10,590 7,532 29,504 29,113 28,755 22,883 13,807
Squid 2,930 5,494 5,202 4,431 2,133 12,078 14,455 13,869 12,237 3,411
Velvet crabs 275 279 252 374 315 478 499 558 827 609
Whelks 20,673 19,826 17,963 18,772 20,444 21,037 21,813 22,019 24,641 25,261
Other shellfish 5,460 3,866 4,340 3,009 2,397 4,855 5,073 9,112 6,522 3,928
Total shellfish 88,171 87,410 85,119 85,673 73,119 173,130 192,634 199,652 200,139 136,560
Total landings 248,611 261,416 254,866 233,992 231,672 389,450 423,546 424,725 399,635 337,109

(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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