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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 37: Number of active1 Scottish registered vessels by district2 and length group, as at 31st December 2020

Table 37: Number of active1 Scottish registered vessels by district2 and length group, as at 31st December 2020

  Length group (metres)
District 10m & under >10 -12 >12 -15 >15 -24 >24 -40 Over 40 Over 10m Total
Aberdeen 81 5 2       7 88
Anstruther 83 5 7 5     17 100
Buckie 80 2 2 9 3 1 17 97
Eyemouth 88 10 4 4 1   19 107
Fraserburgh 128 1 9 54 27 9 100 228
Peterhead 66 1 1 14 19 4 39 105
Scrabster 90 6 3 4 1   14 104
Total - East Coast 616 30 28 90 51 14 213 829
Orkney 91 20 6 4 3   33 124
Shetland 188 6 4 10 16 8 44 232
Stornoway 176 13 5 20     38 214
Total - Islands 455 39 15 34 19 8 115 570
Ayr 72 7 7 26 14 1 55 127
Campbeltown 108 11 8 19     38 146
Kinlochbervie 17 2   3     5 22
Lochinver 9 1   1 11   13 22
Mallaig 31 1 2 10     13 44
Oban 72 23 3 14     40 112
Portree 89 11 4       15 104
Ullapool 87 11 2 11   1 25 112
Total - West Coast 485 67 26 84 25 2 204 689
Total 1,556 136 69 208 95 24 532 2,088

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

(2) A district is an administrative area which encompasses a length of coastline within which there are a number of ports.


Contact

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