Scottish fishermen land 466,000 tonnes of sea fish and shellfish with a value of £560 million

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Scottish fishermen land 466,000 tonnes of sea fish and shellfish with a value of £560 million

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Latest figures show that in 2017 Scottish-registered fishing vessels landed 466 thousand tonnes of sea fish and shellfish with a value of £560 million. This is a three per cent increase in tonnage and a one per cent decrease in the real value (adjusted for inflation) from 2016.

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There were 2,065 active Scottish registered fishing vessels in 2017, an increase of 32 vessels from 2016 due to growth in the 10-metre and under fleet. The number of fishers working on these vessels was 4,799, which is almost consistent (less than one per cent change) with 2016 (4,823).

By |2018-09-27T11:46:20+00:00September 27th, 2018|Business News, Food & Drink, National|Comments Off on Scottish fishermen land 466,000 tonnes of sea fish and shellfish with a value of £560 million

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