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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 33a: Total allowable catches, UK and Scottish quota and uptake3 for the North Sea, 2016 to 2020

Table 33a: Total allowable catches, UK and Scottish quota and uptake3 for the North Sea, 2016 to 2020

Year Species Sea area EU total allowable catch UK quota UK uptake Scottish PO Quota Scottish PO uptake
After exchanges % of TAC Tonnes % of quota After exchanges % of TAC Tonnes % of quota
2016 Cod IIa(EU), IV 33,651 16,754 49.8 16,504 98.5 10,928 32.5 10,849 99.3
2017 Cod IIa(EU), IV 39,220 20,274 51.7 18,414 90.8 13,357 34.1 13,177 98.7
2018 Cod IIa(EU), IV 35,819 23,417 65.4 21,100 90.1 16,857 47.1 16,277 96.6
2019 Cod IIa(EU), IV 29,437 17,638 59.9 15,539 88.1 13,199 44.8 11,855 89.8
2020 Cod IIa(EU), IV 14,718 9,192 62.5 9,098 99.0 6,335 43.0 6,311 99.6
2016 Haddock IIa(EU), IV 61,933 44,464 71.8 26,412 59.4 34,145 55.1 20,207 59.2
2017 Haddock IIa(EU), IV 33,643 27,924 83.0 25,476 91.2 21,332 63.4 19,546 91.6
2018 Haddock IIa(EU), IV 32,461 30,920 95.3 25,894 83.7 22,972 70.8 20,080 87.4
2019 Haddock IIa(EU), IV 28,950 23,753 82.0 21,880 92.1 17,212 59.5 15,978 92.8
2020 Haddock IIa(EU), IV 35,653 24,268 68.1 20,575 84.8 18,648 52.3 14,912 80.0
2016 Whiting IIa(EU), IV 13,678 16,754 122.5 16,504 98.5 10,928 79.9 10,849 99.3
2017 Whiting IIa(EU), IV 16,003 10,578 66.1 9,217 87.1 7,744 48.4 6,982 90.2
2018 Whiting IIa(EU), IV 20,651 14,988 72.6 10,640 71.0 11,309 54.8 8,356 73.9
2019 Whiting IIa(EU), IV 17,191 13,074 76.1 11,848 90.6 9,086 52.9 8,904 98.0
2020 Whiting IIa(EU), IV 17,158 12,502 72.9 12,185 97.5 9,086 53.0 8,836 97.2
2016 Saithe IIa, III(EU), IV 65,696 8,710 13.3 8,577 98.5 4,678 7.1 4,585 98.0
2017 Saithe IIa, III(EU), IV 100,287 11,005 11.0 8,674 78.8 6,319 6.3 5,513 87.2
2018 Saithe IIa, III(EU), IV 50,531 13,537 26.8 12,453 92.0 7,583 15.0 7,237 95.4
2019 Saithe IIa, III(EU), IV 93,614 12,806 13.7 11,803 92.2 6,643 7.1 6,393 96.2
2020 Saithe IIa, III(EU), IV 79,813 9,595 12.0 8,616 89.8 5,718 7.2 5,033 88.0
2016 Plaice IIa(EU), IV 131,714 27,552 20.9 18,731 68.0 8,133 6.2 5,250 64.6
2017 Plaice IIa(EU), IV 129,917 32,219 24.8 14,962 46.4 8,768 6.7 4,846 55.3
2018 Plaice IIa(EU), IV 104,758 27,469 26.2 9,596 34.9 7,992 7.6 3,298 41.3
2019 Plaice IIa(EU), IV 125,435 23,400 18.7 7,286 31.1 7,342 5.9 2,568 35.0
2020 Plaice IIa(EU), IV 146,852 25,856 17.6 5,525 21.4 7,949 5.4 2,705 34.0
2016 Sole II, IV 13,262 783 5.9 706 90.1 54 0.4 44 81.4
2017 Sole II, IV 16,123 940 5.8 511 54.3 101 0.6 21 21.0
2018 Sole II, IV 15,684 735 4.7 431 58.7 73 0.5 40 55.5
2019 Sole II, IV 12,555 672 5.4 333 49.5 68 0.5 40 58.8
2020 Sole II, IV 17,545 1,128 6.4 543 48.1 155 0.9 95 61.4
2016 Hake IIa(EU), IV(EU) 3,492 5,317 152.3 5,053 95.0 2,099 60.1 2,008 95.6
2017 Hake IIa(EU), IV(EU) 3,928 6,797 173.0 6,129 90.2 2,932 74.6 2,683 91.5
2018 Hake IIa(EU), IV(EU) 3,653 5,903 161.6 5,255 89.0 2,895 79.2 2,638 91.1
2019 Hake IIa(EU), IV(EU) 4,994 5,827 116.7 5,016 86.1 3,093 61.9 2,680 86.7
2020 Hake IIa(EU), IV(EU) 3,940 4,023 102.1 3,613 89.8 2,897 73.5 2,686 92.7
2016 Nephrops IIa(EU), IV(EU) 13,700 10,801 78.8 9,399 87.0 6,275 45.8 5,273 84.0
2017 Nephrops IIa(EU), IV(EU) 20,034 16,153 80.6 11,950 74.0 9,605 47.9 8,316 86.6
2018 Nephrops IIa(EU), IV(EU) 24,518 21,596 88.1 10,772 49.9 14,620 59.6 7,607 52.0
2019 Nephrops IIa(EU), IV(EU) 22,103 20,534 92.9 18,570 90.4 13,798 62.4 13,386 97.0
2020 Nephrops IIa(EU), IV(EU) 23,002 20,994 91.3 11,274 53.7 14,001 60.9 8,545 61.0
2016 Nephrops IV (Norway) 1,000 53 5.3     45 4.5    
2017 Nephrops IV (Norway) 1,000 53 5.3     44 4.4    
2018 Nephrops IV (Norway) 800 42 5.3 0 0.4 36 4.5 0 0.4
2019 Nephrops IV (Norway) 600 32 5.3     27 4.6    
2020 Nephrops IV (Norway) 600 32 5.3     27 4.6    
2016 Monkfish IIa(EU), IV(EU) 11,267 9,798 87.0 9,692 98.9 7,626 67.7 7,671 100.6
2017 Monkfish IIa(EU), IV(EU) 13,521 11,173 82.6 10,505 94.0 9,184 67.9 8,675 94.5
2018 Monkfish IIa(EU), IV(EU) 16,225 13,646 84.1 10,036 73.5 11,275 69.5 8,311 73.7
2019 Monkfish IIa(EU), IV(EU) 20,237 17,788 87.9 8,546 48.0 14,060 69.5 6,299 44.8
2020 Monkfish IIa(EU), IV(EU) 14,085 13,230 93.9 9,196 69.5 11,953 84.9 8,451 70.7
2016 Monkfish IV (Norway) 1,500 180 12.0 179 99.9 118 7.9 119 100.5
2017 Monkfish IV (Norway) 1,500 125 8.3 109 87.4 90 6.0 80 89.0
2018 Monkfish IV (Norway) 1,700 194 11.4 125 64.5 128 7.5 76 59.3
2019 Monkfish IV (Norway) 1,700 152 8.9 108 71.4 73 4.3 60 81.5
2020 Monkfish IV (Norway) 1,700 170 10.0 66 38.7 112 6.6 35 31.3
2016 Megrim IIa(EU), IV(EU) 2,639 2,727 103.3 1,275 46.8 2,302 87.2 1,103 47.9
2017 Megrim IIa(EU), IV(EU) 2,639 2,744 104.0 1,191 43.4 2,376 90.0 1,031 43.4
2018 Megrim IIa(EU), IV(EU) 2,526 2,639 104.5 1,524 57.7 2,231 88.3 1,402 62.9
2019 Megrim IIa(EU), IV(EU) 2,887 2,697 93.4 1,329 49.3 2,327 80.6 1,190 51.1
2020 Megrim IIa(EU), IV(EU) 2,922 2,996 102.5 1,720 57.4 2,714 92.9 1,644 60.6
2016 Lemon sole & witches IIa(EU), IV(EU) 6,391 3,554 55.6 1,763 49.6 2,085 32.6 1,241 59.5
2017 Lemon sole & witches IIa(EU), IV(EU) 6,391 3,780 59.1 1,861 49.2 2,021 31.6 1,424 70.4
2018 Lemon sole & witches IIa(EU), IV(EU) 6,391 3,894 60.9 2,091 53.7 2,421 37.9 1,646 68.0
2019 Lemon sole & witches IIa(EU), IV(EU) 7,874 4,992 63.4 1,851 37.1 3,133 39.8 1,429 45.6
2020 Lemon sole & witches IIa(EU), IV(EU) 6,785 4,552 67.1 1,474 32.4 2,895 42.7 1,223 42.3
2016 Skates & rays IIa(EU), IV(EU) 1,313 721 54.9 665 92.2 336 25.6 323 96.3
2017 Skates & rays IIa(EU), IV(EU) 1,378 770 55.9 703 91.2 353 25.6 344 97.6
2018 Skates & rays IIa(EU), IV(EU) 1,654 896 54.1 825 92.1 454 27.4 428 94.4
2019 Skates & rays IIa(EU), IV(EU) 1,654 878 53.1 774 88.2 438 26.5 389 88.8
2020 Skates & rays IIa(EU), IV(EU) 1,737 902 51.9 598 66.3 416 23.9 324 77.9
2016 Dabs & flounder IIa(EU), IV(EU) 18,434 1,558 8.5 385 24.7 281 1.5 65 23.3
2017 Dabs & flounder IIa(EU), IV(EU)                  
2018 Dabs & flounder IIa(EU), IV(EU)                  
2019 Dabs & flounder IIa(EU), IV(EU)                  
2020 Dabs & flounder IIa(EU), IV(EU)                  
2016 Turbot & brill IIa(EU), IV(EU) 4,488 522 11.6 545 104.3 98 2.2 107 108.7
2017 Turbot & brill IIa(EU), IV(EU) 4,937 752 15.2 495 65.8 154 3.1 108 69.8
2018 Turbot & brill IIa(EU), IV(EU) 7,102 933 13.1 460 49.3 220 3.1 112 50.8
2019 Turbot & brill IIa(EU), IV(EU) 8,122 924 11.4 465 50.3 266 3.3 134 50.3
2020 Turbot & brill IIa(EU), IV(EU) 6,498 654 10.1 437 66.8 242 3.7 139 57.5
2016 Herring IVa,b 310,945 70,710 22.7 73,434 103.9 56,531 18.2 59,107 104.6
2017 Herring IVa,b 288,788 68,719 23.8 67,900 98.8 49,900 17.3 49,406 99.0
2018 Herring IVa,b 359,977 84,695 23.5 84,745 100.1 56,138 15.6 56,148 100.0
2019 Herring IVa,b 385,008 62,320 16.2 62,358 100.1 39,894 10.4 40,884 102.5
2020 Herring IVa,b 385,008 62,309 16.2 63,966 102.7 39,020 10.1 40,223 103.1
2016 Herring IVc, VIId 57,007 6,395 11.2 6,304 98.6 6 0.1    
2017 Herring IVc, VIId 52,954 4,303 8.1 4,278 99.4 -3 -0.1    
2018 Herring IVc, VIId 66,040 6,786 10.3 6,573 96.9 -9 -0.1    
2019 Herring IVc, VIId 42,351 4,691 11.1 4,657 99.3 -21 0.0    
2020 Herring IVc, VIId 42,351 4,839 11.4 4,634 95.8 -15 0.0 28 -189.8
2016 Mackerel IIa (EU), III(EU), IV 31,241 8,549 27.4 8,495 99.4 6,826 21.9 6,883 100.8
2017 Mackerel IIa (EU), III(EU), IV 35,286 3,991 11.3 3,923 98.3 2,495 7.1 2,489 99.8
2018 Mackerel IIa (EU), III(EU), IV 28,693 3,180 11.1 3,116 98.0 1,693 5.9 1,674 98.9
2019 Mackerel IIa (EU), III(EU), IV 23,296 3,849 16.5 4,020 104.4 2,426 10.4 2,601 107.2
2020 Mackerel IIa (EU), III(EU), IV 32,022 3,750 11.7 3,703 98.7 1,322 4.1 1,313 99.3
2016 Horse mackerel1 IVbc, VIId 15,200 5,715 37.6 4,697 82.2 34 0.2 35 104.1
2017 Horse mackerel1 IVbc, VIId 14,697 5,139 35.0 4,136 80.5 102 0.7 78 77.0
2018 Horse mackerel1 IVbc, VIId 12,629 3,624 28.7 3,001 82.8 55 0.4 36 66.4
2019 Horse mackerel1 IVbc, VIId 15,179 3,490 23.0 3,164 90.6 189 1.2 86 45.8
2020 Horse mackerel1 IVbc, VIId 13,763 4,963 36.1 4,366 88.0 124 0.9 42 34.1
2016 Blue whiting I-VIII, XII, XIV 207,657 41,868 20.2 38,270 91.4 36,638 17.6 36,896 100.7
2017 Blue whiting I-VIII, XII, XIV 385,254 73,711 19.1 66,386 90.1 64,660 16.8 62,943 97.3
2018 Blue whiting I-VIII, XII, XIV 401,363 74,895 18.7 72,884 97.3 68,518 17.1 66,494 97.0
2019 Blue whiting I-VIII, XII, XIV 319,727 62,507 19.6 60,791 97.3 54,021 16.9 53,831 99.6
2020 Blue whiting I-VIII, XII, XIV 326,484 52,321 16.0 51,560 98.5 41,749 12.8 41,172 98.6
2016 Sandeel IIa (EU), IV (EU) 79,219 1,741 2.2         41  
2017 Sandeel IIa (EU), IV (EU) 486,115 5,087 1.0 3,324 65.3 4,012 0.8 3,324 82.8
2018 Sandeel IIa (EU), IV (EU) 207,650 4,191 2.0 1,849 44.1 2,044 1.0 1,849 90.4
2019 Sandeel IIa (EU), IV (EU) 112,780 2,744 2.4 1,058 38.6 2,280 2.0 1,058 46.4
2020 Sandeel IIa (EU), IV (EU) 228,837 4,097 1.8 3,896 95.1 4,025 1.8 3,896 96.8
2016 Sprats2 IIa (EU), IV (EU) 355,500 1,508 0.4 21 1.4 112 0.0 0 0.1
2017 Sprats2 IIa (EU), IV (EU) 164,087 5,417 3.3 48 0.9 1,692 1.0 1 0.1
2018 Sprats2 IIa (EU), IV (EU) 177,545 3,474 2.0 9 0.3 107 0.1    
2019 Sprats2 IIa (EU), IV (EU) 112,102 1,584 1.4 1,329 83.9 1,414 1.3 1,324 93.7
2020 Sprats2 IIa (EU), IV (EU) 169,778 3,755 2.2 2,610 69.5 2,507 1.5 2,467 98.4

(1) In 2010 the sea areas for Horse Mackerel were changed from IVa, IVb IVc to IVb,IVc,VIId.

(2) In 2017 Sprats was an 18 month TAC (Total Allowable Catch) which ran until end June 2018.

(3) UK quota after exchanges can exceed the whole EU Total Allowable Catch as some quota can be 'carried over' into the next year within agreed limits.


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