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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 41: Number of fishers employed on Scottish registered vessels1, 2011 to 2020

Table 41: Number of fishers employed on Scottish registered vessels1, 2011 to 2020

Year Regularly Employed Irregularly Employed2 Crofters Total Total employed in Scotland3 Employment in fishing as percentage of total employed in Scotland (percent)
2011 4,067 877 52 4,996 2,476,300 0.2
2012 3,752 941 54 4,747 2,481,800 0.2
2013 4,092 847 53 4,992 2,495,100 0.2
2014 3,980 763 53 4,796 2,558,800 0.2
2015 3,980 792 51 4,823 2,582,900 0.2
2016 3,834 938 51 4,823 2,596,200 0.2
2017 3,932 861 6 4,799 2,638,900 0.2
2018 4,032 820 8 4,860 2,638,400 0.2
2019 3,941 906 39 4,886 2,663,900 0.2
2020 3,765 956 16 4,737 2,614,800 0.2

(1) Figures are limited to those employed on vessels which submit landing declarations to Marine Scotland port offices. They exclude, for example, those employed in cockle picking.

(2) Irregularly employed were formerly referred to as part time.

(3) Employment levels (16+) rounded to the nearest hundred. Source: Annual Population Survey (APS), Jan-Dec datasets, ONS. Note: Annual Population Survey responses for Jan-Dec 2020 have been weighted to new populations derived using growth rates from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Real Time Information (RTI) to allow for different trends during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.


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Email: fisheriesstatistics@gov.scot