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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 16: Tonnage and value of landings by foreign vessels into Scotland by main species1, 2016 to 2020

Table 16: Tonnage and value of landings by foreign vessels into Scotland by main species1, 2016 to 2020

  Tonnage Value (£'000)
Species 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Bass                    
Blue ling 1,431 1,076 1,104 1,401 1,536 1,684 1,103 1,148 2,114 1,564
Brill 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Cod 821 717 933 777 351 1,696 1,511 2,036 1,972 569
Haddock 660 679 389 394 206 946 807 571 467 222
Hake 8,491 7,973 6,444 6,356 4,031 20,580 17,219 13,289 12,175 4,194
Lemon sole 10 7 2 2 0 42 26 10 6 1
Ling 2,083 1,854 2,190 2,707 2,120 3,203 2,947 3,350 3,764 2,049
Megrim 290 437 396 502 431 809 1,214 1,009 1,176 403
Monkfish 1,742 2,111 1,634 1,747 1,457 4,507 3,796 3,057 3,930 3,139
Mullet 0       0 0       0
Plaice 16 15 7 9 1 18 21 10 15 1
Pollack 35 18 35 24 27 79 43 92 71 52
Saithe 7,464 6,359 9,829 6,698 5,482 8,490 6,324 7,394 5,919 2,221
Skates and rays 121 122 99 116 117 156 133 107 106 89
Sole 0   0     0   0    
Turbot 5 3 4 4 10 44 24 36 39 29
Whiting 483 393 160 110 85 518 461 223 119 99
Wrasses                    
Other demersal 4,891 7,980 6,201 3,268 4,639 7,452 5,349 4,207 3,587 2,735
Total demersal 28,543 29,743 29,429 24,115 20,492 50,224 40,977 36,542 35,460 17,369
Blue whiting     1,132 5,412       244 1,059  
Herring 6,143 2,271 2,094 1,824 643 3,484 898 747 737 282
Horse mackerel 210         150        
Mackerel 7,393 8,687 11,528 9,197 8,681 6,413 8,897 12,243 10,969 9,418
Pilchards                    
Other pelagic 771 0 609 1   269 0 140 0  
Total pelagic 14,517 10,958 15,363 16,433 9,324 10,317 9,795 13,374 12,765 9,700
Brown shrimps                    
Cockles                    
Cuttlefish   0         0      
Edible crabs 0       7 0       15
Lobsters                    
Nephrops     0 2 1     0 8 5
Razor fish                    
Scallops 4 31       7 83      
Squid 15 34 34 36 19 43 51 77 19 9
Velvet crabs                    
Whelks 0         0        
Other shellfish 117 37 6 4   615 417 0 0  
Total shellfish 137 102 40 42 27 666 551 77 27 30
Total landings 43,197 40,803 44,832 40,590 29,844 61,207 51,324 49,993 48,252 27,099

(1) Main species are those where the total value landed into the UK or by UK vessels abroad was £2m or more in 2020.


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