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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 27a: Tonnage and value of landings by Scottish vessels anywhere by Demersal gear2 type by main species1, 2020

Table 27a: Tonnage and value of landings by Scottish vessels anywhere by Demersal gear2 type by main species1, 2020

  Tonnage Value (£'000)
Species Demersal trawls Demersal seine Demersal twin/multi trawls Lines Gill nets Beam trawls Other Total Demersal trawls Demersal seine Demersal twin/multi trawls Lines Gill nets Beam trawls Other Total
Cod 6,401 1,070 680 103 3 24   8,281 18,484 2,919 2,014 248 8 53   23,726
Haddock 17,578 3,456 1,511 2   24   22,571 24,457 4,433 2,280 2   29   31,200
Hake 2,125 654 103 1,423 1 3 15 4,323 4,415 1,416 190 696 1 4 0 6,722
Lemon sole 649 46 73 0 0 11   779 1,850 171 203 0 0 23   2,248
Ling 2,724 105 572 744 26 6   4,177 3,758 134 759 570 27 6   5,254
Megrim 1,798 132 840   2 3   2,775 5,011 564 2,974   5 8   8,561
Monkfish 8,102 117 1,382 1 1,696 17   11,315 22,212 296 3,827 3 3,299 37   29,674
Plaice 2,110 190 291 1 0 372   2,963 2,572 268 334 2 0 358   3,533
Saithe 6,664 514 535 29   13   7,755 6,734 437 491 22   7   7,690
Whiting 6,717 2,356 704 1   15   9,792 8,190 3,290 809 1   23   12,314
Wrasses 0     0       0 0     2       2
Other demersal 7,873 637 484 98 68 134 0 9,294 7,043 687 641 52 53 135 0 8,611
Total demersal 62,739 9,278 7,174 2,402 1,796 620 15 84,025 104,726 14,615 14,521 1,598 3,393 683 0 139,537
Other speciesa 14,778 341 164 1,463 1 38 29 16,815 17,968 516 528 1,662 1 73 101 20,849

(a) Other species include pelagic and/or shellfish species.

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

(2) Bottom trawl gears catching demersal species have been included as demersal trawls.


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