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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 26: Tonnage and value of landings by Scottish vessels by main species1 and vessel length group, 2020

Table 26: Tonnage and value of landings by Scottish vessels by main species1 and vessel length group, 2020

  Tonnage Value (£'000)
Overall vessel length group (metres) Overall vessel length group (metres)
Species <=10 >10-12 >12 -15 >15 -24 >24 -40 over 40 Total <=10 >10-12 >12 -15 >15 -24 >24 -40 over 40 Total
Cod 131 0 13 2,104 6,163 3 8,415 312 1 28 5,784 17,960 3 24,087
Haddock 10 1 58 6,938 16,436 1 23,443 11 1 55 8,176 24,306 1 32,550
Hake 0   3 437 3,910 27 4,377 0   4 646 6,126 3 6,778
Lemon sole 3   2 344 417 28 793 5   5 868 1,395 28 2,301
Ling 6 0 2 1,040 3,199 0 4,247 7 0 2 1,354 3,986 0 5,349
Megrim 0   3 1,581 1,204   2,788 0   5 5,129 3,458   8,592
Monkfish 11   40 5,045 6,396 14 11,507 21   91 13,648 16,364 32 30,156
Plaice 11 3 4 745 1,463 780 3,006 14 1 5 841 1,882 852 3,596
Saithe 29 0 4 1,452 6,449 3 7,937 22 0 3 1,361 6,461 0 7,847
Whiting 2   15 3,889 6,120 49 10,076 2   14 4,472 8,107 18 12,612
Wrasses 65 5 0 0 0   70 5,277 472 13 0 0   5,762
Other demersal 27 2 12 1,772 3,482 4,123 9,418 272 4 15 2,374 5,156 1,288 9,108
Total demersal 293 12 157 25,349 55,238 5,028 86,077 5,942 479 239 44,653 95,201 2,226 148,739
Blue whiting         0 41,173 41,174         0 9,036 9,036
Herring     0 24 1,300 47,436 48,759     0 11 703 26,443 27,157
Mackerel 1,318 4 1 52 3,666 165,703 170,744 1,496 4 1 45 3,723 175,624 180,893
Other pelagic 1   0 725 166 2,832 3,724 0   0 228 46 1,025 1,299
Total pelagic 1,319 4 2 801 5,132 257,144 264,401 1,496 4 2 283 4,472 212,128 218,384
Edible crabs 3,184 1,076 316 3,435 95 12 8,117 6,058 2,017 597 5,797 137 3 14,609
Lobsters 859 165 28 29 1 0 1,082 11,206 2,100 397 386 6 0 14,095
Nephrops 1,540 899 1,479 11,030 995 2 15,946 10,205 5,155 3,629 25,460 2,358 2 46,810
Razor fish 309 102         411 2,405 769         3,174
Scallops 857 301 1,161 5,841 5,431 986 14,579 2,181 787 2,298 11,301 8,880 1,722 27,168
Squid 201 7 114 763 1,348 48 2,480 512 15 431 2,741 3,711 80 7,490
Velvet crabs 1,354 196 8 4     1,562 3,401 538 20 1     3,960
Other shellfish 919 470 4 2,496 64 1 3,954 1,119 498 4 1,591 66 1 3,279
Total shellfish 9,223 3,215 3,111 23,598 7,933 1,050 48,131 37,086 11,880 7,376 47,277 15,158 1,808 120,585
Total landings 10,835 3,230 3,269 49,748 68,303 263,222 398,608 44,523 12,363 7,617 92,213 114,830 216,162 487,708

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


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