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

Table 15: Tonnage and value of landings by all UK vessels anywhere by main species1, 2016 to 2020

  Tonnage Value (£'000)
Species 2016 2017 2018 20192 2020 2016 2017 2018 20192 2020
Bass 555 441 435 414 525 5,053 4,330 4,350 4,237 4,559
Blue ling 289 654 741 723 726 332 640 677 699 659
Brill 512 452 423 435 387 2,725 2,611 2,724 2,651 2,187
Cod 34,124 38,422 34,551 26,430 24,750 62,566 77,710 74,448 57,540 57,950
Haddock 34,031 34,215 35,587 33,621 28,856 44,917 51,371 51,510 50,421 39,944
Hake 14,337 14,727 12,669 11,156 8,194 33,723 31,628 27,637 26,692 15,323
Lemon sole 2,488 1,988 1,768 2,023 1,763 9,778 8,521 7,725 7,822 5,273
Ling 5,440 5,691 5,765 5,874 4,955 7,748 9,254 8,875 9,159 6,354
Megrim 4,941 4,625 4,942 4,707 4,749 14,837 13,744 14,749 12,335 13,164
Monkfish 20,448 20,119 18,667 17,683 17,917 59,791 58,199 59,567 53,937 47,378
Mullet 673 502 304 717 938 3,132 1,786 1,138 1,646 2,194
Plaice 21,224 17,671 12,335 9,745 7,284 28,285 24,454 23,462 16,953 9,943
Pollack 2,325 1,878 1,743 1,536 1,609 5,302 4,595 4,103 4,046 4,050
Saithe 12,362 11,830 16,000 15,172 12,261 12,826 11,714 12,979 14,841 12,158
Skates and rays 2,814 2,696 3,329 3,475 2,852 3,685 3,282 3,783 3,697 2,997
Sole 1,963 1,806 1,823 1,772 2,118 17,941 16,895 18,526 20,353 19,440
Turbot 873 924 790 801 726 7,126 7,518 7,241 6,879 4,763
Whiting 10,697 10,359 11,773 12,871 13,243 11,214 12,683 14,676 16,410 16,165
Wrasses 60 53 73 109 79 3,207 1,164 3,580 6,136 5,975
Other demersal 10,242 13,132 12,522 11,692 13,702 11,714 11,892 12,877 12,783 14,850
Total demersal 180,397 182,184 176,237 160,956 147,634 345,901 353,991 354,626 329,238 285,326
Blue whiting 38,270 66,426 72,884 60,791 51,589 8,655 11,455 15,352 13,334 15,153
Herring 92,247 84,064 103,161 75,459 76,641 56,349 35,785 45,139 40,010 44,352
Horse mackerel 6,509 5,417 7,159 10,344 7,528 2,757 2,866 4,864 7,737 4,447
Mackerel 217,638 226,953 190,896 158,842 211,169 188,502 203,426 202,122 190,156 213,581
Pilchards 9,392 7,598 8,148 7,053 9,507 3,131 2,536 2,891 2,426 2,890
Other pelagic 5,727 4,408 3,070 5,176 4,962 1,848 1,192 2,404 2,218 1,923
Total pelagic 369,784 394,867 385,318 317,665 361,397 261,241 257,260 272,773 255,881 282,345
Brown shrimps 806 571 1,125 354 1,109 2,965 2,553 2,712 689 2,526
Cockles 5,050 5,992 8,065 9,708 9,104 3,582 4,282 6,261 10,002 7,428
Cuttlefish 5,060 7,063 3,977 4,937 4,065 14,159 25,491 15,009 12,742 8,441
Edible crabs 33,804 33,470 33,703 31,915 24,620 47,322 56,052 76,114 74,404 43,857
Lobsters 3,292 3,490 3,206 3,363 2,878 39,862 45,167 45,163 46,909 37,901
Nephrops 31,487 30,873 25,835 34,553 23,642 103,689 103,589 90,329 116,059 64,333
Razor fish 512 804 648 896 502 2,513 4,593 5,474 7,173 3,855
Scallops 28,248 26,825 26,266 25,659 22,110 66,485 69,350 68,071 58,741 40,975
Squid 4,674 8,515 7,989 7,993 4,613 18,769 25,596 25,536 27,859 10,901
Velvet crabs 1,879 1,880 1,438 2,005 1,877 4,928 5,565 4,725 5,329 4,569
Whelks 22,799 21,844 19,789 20,443 22,128 22,993 23,913 24,179 26,604 27,131
Other shellfish 14,159 8,250 6,414 6,197 4,601 11,758 9,509 11,747 10,017 5,230
Total shellfish 151,768 149,575 138,456 148,022 121,250 339,025 375,660 375,320 396,528 257,145
Total landings 701,949 726,626 700,011 626,642 630,281 946,167 986,912 1,002,718 981,646 824,816

(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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