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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 43: Number of fishers employed on Scottish registered vessels by local authority, 2020

Table 43: Number of fishers employed on Scottish registered vessels by local authority, 2020

Local Authority Total employed in fishing Total employed in Scotland2 Employment in fishing as percentage of total employed in Scotland3
Aberdeen City 18 117,100 0.02
Aberdeenshire 1,246 138,500 0.90
Angus 57 51,600 0.11
Argyll & Bute 475 39,200 1.21
Dumfries & Galloway 191 61,300 0.31
East Lothian 79 50,100 0.16
Edinburgh City 5 272,500 0.00
Fife 154 164,300 0.09
Highland 866 119,800 0.72
Moray 158 46,700 0.34
Na h-Eileanan Siar 327 13,200 2.48
North Ayrshire 35 55,700 0.06
Orkney 282 11,100 2.54
Scottish Borders 94 54,800 0.17
Shetland 534 11,600 4.60
South Ayrshire 216 48,800 0.44

(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) 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.

(3) Proportions are based on unrounded estimates.


Contact

Email: fisheriesstatistics@gov.scot