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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 21: Tonnage and value of landings by all vessels into all of the UK by main species1, 2016 to 2020

Table 21: Tonnage and value of landings by all vessels into all of the UK by main species1, 2016 to 2020

  Tonnage Value (£'000)
Species 2016 2017 2018 20192 2020 2016 2017 2018 20192 2020
Bass 541 429 434 415 521 4,899 4,249 4,347 4,252 4,547
Blue ling 1,717 1,728 1,845 2,123 2,262 2,012 1,742 1,825 2,813 2,223
Brill 437 395 366 382 340 2,299 2,282 2,344 2,630 2,214
Cod 21,655 22,395 25,567 21,272 18,415 43,474 49,530 58,232 54,507 46,406
Haddock 33,872 34,267 35,568 33,763 28,787 44,941 51,467 51,535 50,787 39,747
Hake 19,907 20,635 17,803 16,452 11,315 47,377 44,643 38,617 37,044 18,117
Lemon sole 2,216 1,737 1,599 1,789 1,568 8,959 7,808 7,061 7,401 5,092
Ling 7,033 7,177 7,783 8,427 6,960 10,268 11,670 12,014 12,750 8,284
Megrim 3,746 3,636 4,060 4,105 4,009 10,218 10,004 10,978 10,055 10,069
Monkfish 18,726 19,091 17,161 16,498 16,355 52,811 52,263 50,738 47,422 42,082
Mullet 227 213 198 195 225 721 792 749 733 858
Plaice 5,185 5,076 5,079 4,286 3,538 5,885 6,844 9,176 8,129 6,066
Pollack 1,983 1,557 1,470 1,328 1,400 4,474 4,013 4,136 4,051 3,730
Saithe 17,427 16,308 23,188 19,614 16,211 18,835 16,154 18,130 18,776 12,808
Skates and rays 3,132 3,033 3,565 4,078 3,475 4,085 3,828 3,825 4,260 2,918
Sole 2,072 1,981 2,063 2,693 2,582 18,413 18,713 20,695 30,813 26,960
Turbot 622 654 535 567 480 5,291 5,723 5,434 5,795 4,392
Whiting 10,994 10,357 11,683 12,699 12,844 11,422 12,817 14,708 16,326 15,833
Wrasses 62 54 73 109 79 3,208 1,164 3,580 6,136 5,975
Other demersal 12,852 15,216 15,324 12,668 15,327 16,143 13,831 14,088 13,729 14,952
Total demersal 164,407 165,939 175,365 163,462 146,693 315,735 319,537 332,213 338,408 273,272
Blue whiting 11,908 13,117 21,279 14,964 12,888 2,352 1,588 3,867 2,852 2,666
Herring 47,444 47,867 51,299 38,340 37,678 29,205 19,289 18,649 19,153 19,673
Horse mackerel 1,656 508 1,671 2,906 560 828 81 826 1,872 419
Mackerel 114,475 105,787 94,908 72,313 94,038 97,513 95,789 99,175 89,365 98,275
Pilchards 7,984 7,133 8,128 6,976 9,469 2,593 2,367 2,880 2,368 2,856
Other pelagic 6,091 3,982 2,991 3,388 1,988 1,571 1,039 1,109 1,086 685
Total pelagic 189,558 178,395 180,275 138,887 156,621 134,063 120,154 126,506 116,695 124,574
Brown shrimps 806 571 1,125 354 1,102 2,965 2,553 2,712 689 2,519
Cockles 5,010 5,992 8,065 9,708 9,104 3,526 4,282 6,261 10,002 7,428
Cuttlefish 5,163 7,229 4,185 5,153 4,097 14,424 26,042 15,682 13,335 8,556
Edible crabs 29,875 28,548 27,530 27,164 20,334 41,534 47,987 64,888 64,872 36,945
Lobsters 3,270 3,448 3,165 3,340 2,843 39,629 44,681 44,601 46,692 37,593
Nephrops 30,871 30,179 25,211 34,179 23,419 100,816 100,149 86,084 112,927 62,370
Razor fish 473 804 648 897 503 2,345 4,593 5,474 7,173 3,855
Scallops 28,948 27,537 27,167 26,443 22,377 67,886 71,075 70,235 60,295 41,430
Squid 2,045 3,481 2,928 3,577 2,285 8,343 13,202 13,023 15,844 8,518
Velvet crabs 1,877 1,878 1,438 2,005 1,877 4,924 5,559 4,724 5,329 4,568
Whelks 22,672 21,488 19,619 20,304 22,079 22,872 23,475 23,949 26,460 27,118
Other shellfish 13,628 7,857 4,780 4,720 3,596 11,934 9,582 7,580 8,193 4,559
Total shellfish 144,637 139,012 125,861 137,845 113,616 321,197 353,180 345,215 371,809 245,458
Total landings 498,603 483,346 481,500 440,194 416,930 770,994 792,871 803,933 826,911 643,304

(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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