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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 35a: Number of active1 Scottish registered vessels by length group, as at 31st December 2011 to 2020

Table 35a: Number of active1 Scottish registered vessels by length group, as at 31st December 2011 to 2020

  Length group (metres) Total Over 10m
Year 10m & under >10 -12 >12 -15 >15 -24 >24 -40 Over 40 Number Average length
2011 1,461 156 84 236 116 28 2,081 620 20.0
2012 1,436 147 76 236 108 31 2,034 598 20.2
2013 1,426 149 73 239 100 31 2,018 592 20.1
2014 1,438 150 70 240 95 28 2,021 583 19.8
2015 1,448 145 69 232 94 26 2,014 566 19.8
2016 1,464 143 73 232 96 25 2,033 569 19.8
2017 1,503 140 72 227 97 26 2,065 562 19.8
2018 1,539 140 70 218 97 25 2,089 550 20.0
2019 1,559 139 70 215 92 23 2,098 539 19.9
2020 1,556 136 69 208 95 24 2,088 532 20.2

(1) An active vessel is a fishing vessel that is registered (Register of Shipping and Seamen) and licenced to fish: see the glossary.


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Email: fisheriesstatistics@gov.scot