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

Table 19: Tonnage and value of landings by all vessels into Scotland by main species1, 2016 to 2020

  Tonnage Value (£'000)
Species 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Bass 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 3
Blue ling 1,717 1,728 1,845 2,123 2,262 2,012 1,742 1,825 2,813 2,223
Brill 5 6 8 7 6 26 29 43 44 32
Cod 17,301 18,810 22,605 17,656 10,666 35,914 43,238 52,621 49,152 30,086
Haddock 32,254 32,182 33,007 31,596 27,371 42,642 48,155 47,966 47,535 37,517
Hake 18,391 18,814 15,734 14,277 9,935 44,267 40,321 33,366 30,537 14,212
Lemon sole 811 709 768 870 749 3,053 3,065 3,352 3,572 2,405
Ling 6,725 6,978 7,637 8,322 6,871 9,900 11,394 11,795 12,598 8,155
Megrim 2,347 2,346 2,820 2,888 3,136 6,459 6,791 8,088 8,030 8,676
Monkfish 14,254 15,032 14,361 12,598 13,145 40,267 40,403 43,135 38,571 34,102
Mullet 5 10 4 1 2 7 16 15 1 2
Plaice 2,209 2,121 2,383 1,734 1,610 2,200 2,604 4,101 2,911 2,219
Pollack 443 493 541 592 612 1,039 1,318 1,586 1,828 1,554
Saithe 17,302 16,264 23,118 19,384 15,938 18,692 16,095 18,054 18,667 12,561
Skates and rays 724 708 910 882 705 777 736 874 724 562
Sole 2 3 4 4 2 13 21 30 35 11
Turbot 57 61 88 82 70 481 514 851 788 499
Whiting 9,234 9,065 10,534 11,627 12,215 10,228 11,798 13,758 15,282 15,276
Wrasses 49 40 50 92 70 3,185 1,075 3,165 5,783 5,799
Other demersal 7,813 10,674 9,930 7,377 10,379 11,786 9,613 9,107 8,860 7,950
Total demersal 131,646 136,045 146,347 132,112 115,743 232,947 238,930 253,734 247,730 183,843
Blue whiting 11,908 13,117 21,118 14,695 12,888 2,352 1,588 3,867 2,799 2,666
Herring 39,255 39,642 45,039 31,647 31,173 25,149 16,140 16,475 16,130 16,615
Horse mackerel 216 5 207 488 321 153 2 232 291 296
Mackerel 106,632 97,152 89,334 68,126 89,667 91,737 88,863 93,683 84,002 94,124
Pilchards                    
Other pelagic 2,951 1,362 612 1,267 782 772 303 141 338 235
Total pelagic 160,962 151,278 156,310 116,223 134,832 120,164 106,896 114,397 103,561 113,936
Brown shrimps 0 2 1 1 3 5 44 31 18 30
Cockles 0 2   2 0 0 1   1 0
Cuttlefish 1 20 1 0 1 1 60 1 0 1
Edible crabs 12,142 11,821 10,372 10,149 6,688 17,163 20,502 26,076 24,387 12,908
Lobsters 1,143 1,219 1,216 1,241 1,086 13,698 16,361 17,310 17,741 14,151
Nephrops 19,970 20,701 17,695 23,300 15,933 72,569 75,378 66,047 82,565 46,737
Razor fish 462 803 647 881 499 2,301 4,589 5,472 7,093 3,840
Scallops 12,368 9,108 7,579 6,623 6,214 30,131 24,407 21,458 17,045 13,237
Squid 1,697 2,912 2,598 3,241 2,044 6,501 10,712 11,108 13,920 7,228
Velvet crabs 1,607 1,607 1,188 1,634 1,563 4,462 5,085 4,171 4,508 3,961
Whelks 1,909 1,829 1,541 1,420 1,347 1,723 1,875 1,747 1,690 1,467
Other shellfish 4,179 2,007 1,398 1,617 1,090 4,114 2,788 1,842 1,981 736
Total shellfish 55,479 52,031 44,236 50,110 36,468 152,668 161,802 155,265 170,949 104,296
Total landings 348,086 339,354 346,893 298,445 287,042 505,779 507,629 523,396 522,240 402,075

(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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