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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 14: Tonnage and value of landings by all UK vessels abroad by main species1, 2016 to 2020

Table 14: Tonnage and value of landings by all UK vessels abroad by main species1, 2016 to 2020

  Tonnage Value (£'000)
Species 2016 2017 2018 20192 2020 2016 2017 2018 20192 2020
Bass 20 16 3 3 7 206 113 20 19 42
Blue ling 2 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0
Brill 137 104 96 101 80 728 572 561 315 174
Cod 13,375 16,814 9,952 5,984 6,714 20,950 29,827 18,334 5,120 12,202
Haddock 897 715 494 402 367 1,004 813 595 381 519
Hake 2,932 2,166 1,328 1,099 937 6,940 4,375 2,329 1,875 1,428
Lemon sole 474 413 323 367 299 1,486 1,211 938 734 354
Ling 520 381 180 160 120 726 550 218 176 123
Megrim 1,700 1,665 1,504 1,415 1,479 5,793 5,361 5,063 3,764 3,709
Monkfish 4,058 3,888 3,627 3,316 3,382 12,979 11,502 12,211 11,160 8,587
Mullet 471 314 156 580 763 2,479 1,072 561 1,075 1,514
Plaice 16,514 12,887 7,533 5,861 4,054 22,943 17,999 14,723 9,563 4,463
Pollack 406 350 318 238 243 965 647 61 74 384
Saithe 2,399 1,881 2,644 2,258 1,533 2,482 1,885 2,244 1,985 1,572
Skates and rays 373 295 362 369 237 672 322 271 296 217
Sole 507 329 299 214 446 4,716 2,934 2,656 1,752 1,803
Turbot 327 326 304 286 298 2,419 2,234 2,150 1,498 713
Whiting 402 478 331 443 564 432 385 209 308 487
Wrasses 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0  
Other demersal 2,739 6,285 3,815 2,753 3,421 3,417 3,714 3,302 2,931 2,835
Total demersal 48,252 49,308 33,268 25,848 24,943 91,342 85,518 66,446 43,027 41,125
Blue whiting 26,362 53,309 52,898 51,478 38,701 6,302 9,867 11,730 11,586 12,487
Herring 51,793 39,130 54,474 40,657 40,954 31,068 17,617 27,411 22,394 25,534
Horse mackerel 5,647 5,268 5,978 7,859 7,158 2,436 2,803 4,048 5,899 4,102
Mackerel 113,764 133,259 109,943 97,274 128,038 99,665 118,530 117,372 113,544 126,294
Pilchards 1,408 466 21 78 38 538 169 13 59 34
Other pelagic 410 426 688 1,798 2,974 558 152 1,435 1,132 1,237
Total pelagic 199,384 231,858 224,002 199,144 217,863 140,567 149,139 162,008 154,614 169,689
Brown shrimps         7         7
Cockles 41 0   0   55 0   0  
Cuttlefish 36 40 30 63 107 121 76 57 122 181
Edible crabs 3,987 4,973 6,213 4,784 4,327 5,819 8,107 11,250 9,565 6,943
Lobsters 22 43 43 26 38 238 489 588 263 337
Nephrops 750 746 694 637 454 3,154 3,563 4,415 3,803 2,416
Razor fish 39     2   168     0  
Scallops 266 133 133 76 43 523 277 249 237 63
Squid 2,659 5,097 5,132 4,505 2,390 10,538 12,533 12,760 12,266 2,608
Velvet crabs 2 2 0   0 4 6 0   1
Whelks 135 362 181 191 75 126 444 243 210 47
Other shellfish 668 470 1,674 1,545 1,062 458 366 4,176 1,868 675
Total shellfish 8,605 11,866 14,100 11,829 8,503 21,204 25,860 33,737 28,334 13,278
Total landings 256,241 293,032 271,370 236,821 251,310 253,114 260,517 262,191 225,975 224,092

(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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