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

Table 17: Tonnage and value of landings by foreign vessels into the rest of the UK by main species1, 2016 to 2020

  Tonnage Value (£'000)
Species 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Bass 7 4 2 4 4 51 33 17 33 30
Blue ling                    
Brill 61 47 39 47 33 300 243 179 294 201
Cod 85 70 36 49 28 162 136 82 116 90
Haddock 78 88 86 150 93 82 103 49 280 100
Hake 11 101 18 39 27 15 172 19 52 29
Lemon sole 191 155 153 131 103 625 471 264 306 172
Ling 31 13 8 6 5 44 19 7 2 4
Megrim 215 239 226 310 307 365 408 283 308 211
Monkfish 594 749 487 384 363 1,493 1,769 324 716 151
Mullet 24 24 50 59 51 67 78 172 162 178
Plaice 460 278 270 393 307 525 369 426 724 585
Pollack 29 10 10 6 7 59 23 2 7 12
Saithe 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
Skates and rays 569 510 499 855 744 917 735 207 753 49
Sole 616 504 539 1,135 909 5,188 4,751 4,825 12,212 9,323
Turbot 71 54 45 48 42 540 416 308 375 313
Whiting 217 82 81 162 81 121 58 18 106 54
Wrasses 2 1 0 0   1 0 0 0  
Other demersal 458 390 417 461 407 395 304 307 289 201
Total demersal 3,719 3,320 2,968 4,239 3,510 10,952 10,087 7,490 16,738 11,702
Blue whiting     161 238       0 45  
Herring 848 662 517 1,715 1,347 439 223 174 799 572
Horse mackerel 584 359 489 422 190 357 18 9 34 74
Mackerel 3,208 3,407 2,426 1,549 2,226 2,263 1,996 2,182 1,785 1,571
Pilchards 0   1 0 0 0   1 0 0
Other pelagic 2   0 10   12   0 0  
Total pelagic 4,641 4,428 3,595 3,934 3,763 3,072 2,238 2,366 2,663 2,217
Brown shrimps                    
Cockles                    
Cuttlefish 139 206 237 278 139 385 626 730 715 297
Edible crabs 58 51 39 34 34 31 42 24 32 15
Lobsters 0 0 2 4 3 5 2 25 45 30
Nephrops 135 53 70 261 230 280 124 170 663 448
Razor fish     1 4 1     0 0 0
Scallops 962 814 1,034 861 309 1,918 1,920 2,413 1,791 517
Squid 15 29 37 53 43 68 88 170 232 217
Velvet crabs                    
Whelks 9 7 11 52 26 5 6 13 66 34
Other shellfish 20 41 34 64 57 19 22 9 44 3
Total shellfish 1,337 1,200 1,465 1,610 842 2,710 2,828 3,555 3,588 1,561
Total landings 9,698 8,948 8,028 9,783 8,115 16,734 15,153 13,412 22,989 15,480

(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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