Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics 2020
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.
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Table 40: Number of active1 Scottish registered vessels by main fishing method2 and length group, as at 31st December 2020
|Length group (metres)|
|Main fishing method||10m & under||>10 -12||>12 -15||>15 -24||>24 -40||Over 40||Over 10m||Total|
|Demersal single trawl||2||2||26||25||1||54||56|
|Demersal pair trawl||3||14||17||17|
|Demersal gill nets||1||3||3||4|
|Demersal twin/multi trawl||5||4||9||9|
|Pelagic hand lines||157||1||1||158|
|Shell fishing by hand||32||14||14||46|
(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 'Non fishing' category includes vessels which hold an active licence but did not report any catch in the year stated.
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