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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 39: Number of active1 Scottish registered vessels by district and main fishing method2, as at 31st December 2020

Table 39: Number of active1 Scottish registered vessels by district and main fishing method2, as at 31st December 2020

  10m & under Over 10m  
Pelagic Demersal Shellfish Non fishing6 Over 10m Total Total
District Nephrop trawls Creel fishing Lines/ hand lines Other3 Non fishing6 Total Pelagic trawl Pelagic lines Total Trawl4 Seine Lines Other5 Total Nephrop trawls Creel fishing Other Total
Aberdeen 2 66 1   12 81                 2 5   7   7 88
Anstruther 3 53 4 2 21 83                 16     16 1 17 100
Buckie 14 42 4 5 15 80       7       7 4   4 8 2 17 97
Eyemouth 8 62 1   17 88                 15 3   18 1 19 107
Fraserburgh 2 57 47 4 18 128 10   10 24 2     26 49 1 12 62 2 100 228
Peterhead 1 36 21   8 66 3   3 20 5     25 6 3 2 11   39 105
Scrabster   58   2 30 90       2 1     3 2 7 1 10 1 14 104
Total - East Coast 30 374 78 13 121 616 13   13 53 8     61 94 19 19 132 7 213 829
Orkney   51 3 13 24 91       3     4 7 4 16 4 24 2 33 124
Shetland 1 51 81 17 38 188 8 1 9 18 6     24   1 8 9 2 44 232
Stornoway   125 1 9 41 176             1 1 16 13 8 37   38 214
Total - Islands 1 227 85 39 103 455 8 1 9 21 6   5 32 20 30 20 70 4 115 570
Ayr 10 33 2 9 18 72                 18 6 26 50 5 55 127
Campbeltown 6 67   10 25 108                 22 9 6 37 1 38 146
Kinlochbervie 1 10   1 5 17       3       3 2     2   5 22
Lochinver   6     3 9       2   7 3 12   1   1   13 22
Mallaig 1 18   4 8 31                 10 1 1 12 1 13 44
Oban 2 44   8 18 72       1       1 6 15 16 37 2 40 112
Portree   62   9 18 89                 6 9   15   15 104
Ullapool   51   9 27 87       1       1 9 9 5 23 1 25 112
Total - West Coast 20 291 2 50 122 485       7   7 3 17 73 50 54 177 10 204 689
Total 51 892 165 102 346 1,556 21 1 22 81 14 7 8 110 187 99 93 379 21 532 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) Main fishing method is determined by calculating which fishing gear is used to catch the majority of the vessel's landings (by value).

(3) The 10m and under 'Other' fishing method category includes: mechanical dredging, suction dredging, gill nets and entangling nets, shell fishing by hand and all demersal trawls, nets and traps.

(4) The over 10m 'Demersal trawl' category includes; demersal single trawl, demersal pair trawl, demersal twin/multi trawl and beam trawl.

(5) The over 10m 'Demersal other' category includes; demersal gill nets and entangling nets and other demersal.

(6) The 'Non fishing' category includes vessels which hold an active licence but did not report any catch in the year stated.


Contact

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