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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 23: Value and prices in real terms1,2 of the main species3 landed by Scottish vessels, 2016 to 2020

Table 23: Value and prices in real terms1,2 of the main species3 landed by Scottish vessels, 2016 to 2020

  Value (£'000) at 2020 prices Price (£ per tonne) at 2020 prices
Species 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cod 30,836 37,737 46,906 43,185 24,087 2,362 2,552 2,538 2,970 2,863
Haddock 42,169 46,715 45,755 43,678 32,550 1,498 1,664 1,584 1,612 1,388
Hake 20,619 18,815 15,257 13,025 6,778 2,638 2,315 2,247 2,368 1,549
Lemon sole 3,633 3,552 3,816 3,660 2,301 4,189 4,689 4,583 4,060 2,901
Ling 7,117 8,573 8,094 8,074 5,349 1,633 1,838 1,683 1,665 1,259
Megrim 6,842 6,532 7,973 7,553 8,592 3,214 3,226 3,185 3,060 3,082
Monkfish 39,089 39,791 41,698 36,179 30,156 3,087 3,058 3,269 3,381 2,621
Plaice 8,464 9,038 10,891 5,765 3,596 1,386 1,573 2,238 1,727 1,196
Saithe 9,229 9,260 9,198 10,363 7,847 1,159 1,097 875 1,067 989
Whiting 9,115 10,853 12,622 13,463 12,612 1,235 1,438 1,395 1,370 1,252
Wrasses 3,544 1,166 3,382 6,072 5,762 74,246 29,723 68,927 66,253 82,319
Total demersal 189,755 202,439 216,983 201,444 148,739          
Blue whiting 9,538 11,845 14,313 10,441 9,036 258 188 215 194 219
Herring 49,054 26,267 26,338 27,561 27,157 748 466 408 558 557
Mackerel 189,874 178,847 176,601 167,311 180,893 1,007 994 1,156 1,311 1,059
Total pelagic 250,377 217,737 217,705 206,566 218,384          
Edible crabs 17,128 21,803 27,005 26,325 14,609 1,543 1,910 2,676 2,393 1,800
Lobsters 15,484 18,048 18,677 18,687 14,095 13,492 14,816 15,373 15,130 13,026
Nephrops 86,419 87,247 74,051 91,072 46,810 4,105 4,030 4,081 3,780 2,936
Razor fish 2,081 3,059 4,952 6,380 3,174 5,572 6,245 8,950 8,515 7,718
Scallops 41,647 44,451 42,478 37,940 27,168 2,715 2,823 2,761 2,518 1,864
Squid 7,535 12,308 12,605 16,529 7,490 4,321 4,075 4,523 4,640 3,020
Velvet crabs 5,011 5,597 4,501 4,763 3,960 3,126 3,495 3,793 2,919 2,536
Total shellfish 186,825 202,196 189,798 207,791 120,585          
Total landings 626,957 622,372 624,486 615,801 487,708          

(1) See Table 5. 'Scottish vessels - All landings' for nominal (unadjusted) values. Values in real terms were calculated by application of the HM Treasury Gross Domestic Product deflators for 2020.

(2) Due to the large increase in government funding as a result of Covid-19, the GDP deflator for 2020 has the largest increase relative to the previous year since 1991. This means that the real value of the fish catch reported may be distorted by price changes unrelated to that activity.

(3) Main species are those where the total value landed by Scottish vessels was £2m or over in 2020.


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