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

Table 12: Tonnage and value of landings by all UK vessels into the rest of the UK by main species1, 2016 to 2020

  Tonnage Value (£'000)
Species 2016 2017 2018 20192 2020 2016 2017 2018 20192 2020
Bass 535 425 432 411 518 4,846 4,215 4,328 4,218 4,514
Blue ling 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0  
Brill 370 342 319 327 301 1,973 2,010 2,122 2,292 1,982
Cod 4,269 3,514 2,926 3,567 7,721 7,398 6,155 5,530 5,239 16,231
Haddock 1,539 1,997 2,475 2,016 1,324 2,216 3,209 3,520 2,972 2,130
Hake 1,505 1,720 2,051 2,136 1,354 3,095 4,150 5,232 6,455 3,877
Lemon sole 1,214 873 679 788 716 5,281 4,271 3,445 3,524 2,515
Ling 277 186 139 99 84 325 257 212 150 125
Megrim 1,185 1,051 1,013 906 565 3,394 2,804 2,607 1,717 1,182
Monkfish 3,878 3,310 2,313 3,516 2,848 11,052 10,091 7,279 8,135 7,828
Mullet 197 178 144 136 173 647 698 562 569 678
Plaice 2,517 2,677 2,426 2,160 1,621 3,159 3,872 4,649 4,493 3,262
Pollack 1,511 1,053 919 730 781 3,376 2,672 2,548 2,216 2,164
Saithe 124 43 67 229 273 143 59 74 108 246
Skates and rays 1,839 1,815 2,156 2,341 2,026 2,392 2,357 2,744 2,783 2,307
Sole 1,453 1,474 1,520 1,554 1,670 13,212 13,940 15,840 18,566 17,627
Turbot 494 540 403 437 368 4,270 4,794 4,275 4,632 3,580
Whiting 1,543 1,210 1,068 910 549 1,073 961 932 938 503
Wrasses 11 13 24 16 9 22 89 415 353 176
Other demersal 4,581 4,153 4,977 4,830 4,541 3,962 3,915 4,675 4,579 6,801
Total demersal 29,042 26,574 26,050 27,111 27,441 71,836 70,520 70,988 73,940 77,727
Blue whiting 0 0 0 31 0 0 0 0 8 0
Herring 7,341 7,563 5,743 4,979 5,158 3,616 2,926 2,001 2,224 2,485
Horse mackerel 856 144 975 1,997 48 318 61 585 1,546 49
Mackerel 4,636 5,228 3,147 2,638 2,145 3,513 4,930 3,310 3,578 2,580
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 2,378 2,110 1,206 787 736 968 748 450
Total pelagic 23,955 22,689 20,370 18,730 18,026 10,827 11,020 9,743 10,471 8,420
Brown shrimps 806 569 1,124 352 1,100 2,960 2,509 2,682 671 2,489
Cockles 5,010 5,989 8,065 9,706 9,104 3,526 4,281 6,261 10,001 7,428
Cuttlefish 5,024 7,003 3,947 4,875 3,957 14,038 25,356 14,951 12,620 8,259
Edible crabs 17,674 16,677 17,118 16,981 13,612 24,341 27,443 38,788 40,453 24,021
Lobsters 2,127 2,228 1,947 2,096 1,754 25,926 28,317 27,265 28,905 23,413
Nephrops 10,766 9,426 7,446 10,618 7,256 27,966 24,647 19,867 29,698 15,185
Razor fish 11 1 1 12 2 44 5 2 80 14
Scallops 15,617 17,615 18,554 18,959 15,853 35,838 44,749 46,364 41,458 27,675
Squid 332 540 293 284 198 1,774 2,402 1,745 1,692 1,074
Velvet crabs 270 272 251 371 314 462 474 553 821 607
Whelks 20,754 19,653 18,067 18,832 20,706 21,144 21,594 22,189 24,704 25,617
Other shellfish 9,429 5,810 3,348 3,039 2,449 7,801 6,772 5,729 6,168 3,820
Total shellfish 87,821 85,781 80,160 86,125 76,306 165,819 188,550 186,394 197,272 139,601
Total landings 140,819 135,044 126,580 131,966 121,772 248,481 270,090 267,125 281,683 225,749

(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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