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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 31: Tonnage and value of all landings into Scotland by main species1,2, 2016 to 2020

Table 31: Tonnage and value of all landings into Scotland by main species1,2, 2016 to 2020

  Tonnage Value (£'000)
Species 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Black scabbardfish 3,060 2,102 1,460 1,216 797 4,734 2,881 2,014 1,622 988
Blue ling 1,717 1,728 1,845 2,123 2,262 2,012 1,742 1,825 2,813 2,223
Bluemouth 93 110 131 182 184 193 233 178 308 29
Catfish 432 449 453 432 460 747 820 855 867 841
Cod 17,301 18,810 22,605 17,656 10,666 35,914 43,238 52,621 49,152 30,086
Common mora 39 25 36 46 58 56 36 63 78 92
Conger eels 37 37 31 36 25 26 23 16 15 13
Dabs 10 13 19 61 62 5 5 11 28 41
Dogfish 325 247 160 189 211 102 104 48 63 59
Forkbeard 587 500 481 480 296 1,005 763 268 399 168
Greenland halibut 666 259 221 210 245 1,653 689 660 606 589
Gurnards 609 421 651 891 715 251 185 281 551 351
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
Halibut 130 177 219 237 184 833 1,259 1,570 1,687 1,393
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
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
Rabbitfish 115 127 106 131 138 65 87 124 149 153
Redfish 160 134 126 136 135 261 220 209 196 194
Roundnose grenadier 426 108 146 126 184 576 118 185 127 126
Saithe 17,302 16,264 23,118 19,384 15,938 18,692 16,095 18,054 18,667 12,561
Sandeels   4,713 4,189 1,805 5,584   834 881 465 1,498
Skates and rays 724 708 910 882 705 777 736 874 724 562
Turbot 57 61 88 82 70 481 514 851 788 499
Tusk 346 275 301 295 298 278 215 215 247 179
Whiting 9,234 9,065 10,534 11,627 12,215 10,228 11,798 13,758 15,282 15,276
Witches 696 939 1,134 859 752 824 1,051 1,281 1,167 877
Wrasses 49 40 50 92 70 3,185 1,075 3,165 5,783 5,799
Other demersal 96 58 81 56 60 224 155 339 367 407
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
Sprats 2,179 1,356 609 1,265 781 502 302 140 337 235
Other pelagic 772 6 3 2 1 270 1 1 1 0
Total pelagic 160,962 151,278 156,310 116,223 134,832 120,164 106,896 114,397 103,561 113,936
Edible crabs 12,142 11,821 10,372 10,149 6,688 17,163 20,502 26,076 24,387 12,908
Green crabs 164 124 100 113 108 124 108 86 109 106
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
Queen scallops 3,789 1,771 1,240 1,442 957 3,071 1,979 1,634 1,612 509
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 227 137 61 65 28 925 806 155 279 151
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 quantity landed into Scottish districts was 20 tonnes or over in 2020.

(2) Dogfish, Gurnards, Skates and rays, Wrasses, Clams and Squid are groups of individual species. Some of these individual species may exceed 20 tonnes landed into Scottish districts.


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