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

Table 13: Tonnage and value of landings by all 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 535 425 432 411 518 4,848 4,217 4,330 4,219 4,518
Blue ling 287 652 741 723 726 328 639 676 699 659
Brill 375 348 326 335 307 1,997 2,039 2,164 2,336 2,013
Cod 20,749 21,608 24,599 20,445 18,036 41,616 47,883 56,114 52,420 45,748
Haddock 33,134 33,500 35,093 33,219 28,488 43,913 50,558 50,915 50,040 39,425
Hake 11,405 12,561 11,341 10,057 7,258 26,782 27,253 25,308 24,817 13,894
Lemon sole 2,014 1,576 1,444 1,657 1,464 8,292 7,311 6,787 7,089 4,919
Ling 4,920 5,310 5,585 5,715 4,836 7,022 8,704 8,657 8,983 6,231
Megrim 3,241 2,960 3,438 3,292 3,270 9,044 8,382 9,686 8,571 9,455
Monkfish 16,390 16,231 15,040 14,367 14,535 46,811 46,697 47,356 42,776 38,792
Mullet 202 189 148 137 175 654 714 577 571 680
Plaice 4,710 4,784 4,802 3,884 3,230 5,342 6,455 8,739 7,389 5,480
Pollack 1,919 1,529 1,425 1,298 1,366 4,336 3,948 4,042 3,973 3,667
Saithe 9,963 9,949 13,356 12,915 10,729 10,344 9,829 10,735 12,856 10,586
Skates and rays 2,442 2,401 2,967 3,107 2,615 3,013 2,960 3,512 3,401 2,779
Sole 1,456 1,477 1,524 1,558 1,672 13,225 13,961 15,870 18,601 17,637
Turbot 546 597 486 515 428 4,707 5,283 5,090 5,381 4,049
Whiting 10,294 9,881 11,442 12,427 12,679 10,782 12,298 14,467 16,101 15,679
Wrasses 60 53 73 109 79 3,207 1,164 3,580 6,136 5,975
Other demersal 7,503 6,846 8,706 8,939 10,281 8,296 8,178 9,575 9,852 12,015
Total demersal 132,145 132,876 142,969 135,108 122,691 254,559 268,473 288,180 286,210 244,201
Blue whiting 11,908 13,117 19,986 9,313 12,888 2,352 1,588 3,623 1,748 2,666
Herring 40,454 44,934 48,687 34,802 35,688 25,281 18,168 17,729 17,616 18,818
Horse mackerel 862 149 1,182 2,484 370 321 63 817 1,838 344
Mackerel 103,874 93,693 80,953 61,568 83,131 88,837 84,896 84,750 76,611 87,287
Pilchards 7,984 7,133 8,126 6,975 9,469 2,593 2,367 2,878 2,368 2,856
Other pelagic 5,317 3,982 2,381 3,377 1,988 1,290 1,039 969 1,086 685
Total pelagic 170,400 163,009 161,316 118,520 143,533 120,674 108,121 110,766 101,267 112,657
Brown shrimps 806 571 1,125 354 1,102 2,965 2,553 2,712 689 2,519
Cockles 5,010 5,992 8,065 9,708 9,104 3,526 4,282 6,261 10,002 7,428
Cuttlefish 5,025 7,023 3,948 4,875 3,958 14,038 25,416 14,952 12,620 8,259
Edible crabs 29,816 28,497 27,490 27,130 20,293 41,503 47,945 64,864 64,840 36,914
Lobsters 3,269 3,448 3,163 3,337 2,840 39,624 44,678 44,575 46,646 37,564
Nephrops 30,736 30,127 25,141 33,916 23,188 100,535 100,026 85,914 112,255 61,917
Razor fish 473 804 648 893 502 2,345 4,593 5,474 7,173 3,855
Scallops 27,982 26,692 26,133 25,583 22,067 65,961 69,073 67,822 58,504 40,913
Squid 2,014 3,418 2,857 3,488 2,223 8,232 13,063 12,777 15,593 8,292
Velvet crabs 1,877 1,878 1,438 2,005 1,877 4,924 5,559 4,724 5,329 4,568
Whelks 22,664 21,482 19,608 20,252 22,053 22,867 23,469 23,936 26,394 27,084
Other shellfish 13,491 7,779 4,740 4,652 3,539 11,300 9,143 7,571 8,149 4,556
Total shellfish 143,163 137,710 124,356 136,192 112,747 317,821 349,801 341,582 368,194 243,867
Total landings 445,708 433,595 428,640 389,821 378,971 693,054 726,395 740,528 755,671 600,725

(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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