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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 42: Number of fishers employed on Scottish registered vessels by district, 2020

Table 42: Number of fishers employed on Scottish registered vessels by district, 2020

District Regularly Employed Irregularly Employed2 Crofters Total
Aberdeen 83 34   117
Anstruther 102 52   154
Buckie 105 55   160
Eyemouth 127 51   178
Fraserburgh 690 115   805
Peterhead 332 67   399
Scrabster 159     159
Total East Coast 1,598 374   1,972
Orkney 201 81   282
Shetland 282 252   534
Stornoway 250 73 4 327
Total Islands 733 406 4 1,143
Ayr 386 52   438
Campbeltown 236 53   289
Kinlochbervie 47 1   48
Lochinver 192 1 4 197
Mallaig 78 9   87
Oban 193 9   202
Portree 117 51 7 175
Ullapool 185   1 186
Total West Coast 1,434 176 12 1,622
Total 3,765 956 16 4,737

(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.


Contact

Email: fisheriesstatistics@gov.scot