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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 36a: Number of active2 Scottish registered vessels by length group and age group, as at 31st December 2020

Table 36a: Number of active2 Scottish registered vessels by length group and age group, as at 31st December 2020

  Length group (metres)
Age Group (years) 10m & under >10 -12 >12 -15 >15 -24 >24 -40 Over 40 Total
Under 10 142 9 4 20 18 8 201
10<15 94 4 1 16 3 3 121
15<20 104 2 7 18 3 4 138
20<25 113 3 4 15 14 2 151
25<30 122 8 2 12 8   152
30<35 184 30 11 28 19   272
35 yrs & over 351 57 29 84 19 2 542
Unknown 446 23 11 15 11 5 511
Total 1,556 136 69 208 95 24 2,088
Average age 1 28 35 34 31 25 13 29

(1) Excludes vessels of unknown age.

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


Contact

Email: fisheriesstatistics@gov.scot