The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published its annual UK Sea Fisheries Statistics 2018.
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published its annual UK Sea Fisheries Statistics 2018 on its website.
It includes details on the UK fleet, the number of fishermen, the quantity and value of UK landings, international trade, worldwide fishing and the state of key stocks.
A snapshot of some of the report findings in 2018 are:
The quantity of sea fish landed by UK vessels has decreased by 4 per cent however the value of landings has increased by 1 per cent in value from 2017.
UK vessels landed 698 thousand tonnes of sea fish into the UK and abroad with a value of £989 million.
UK fleet landings abroad fell to 272 thousand tonnes compared with 291 thousand tonnes in 2017, almost entirely down to a decrease in mackerel landings.
The full report, and more detailed supplementary tables, can be seen at UK Annual Sea Fisheries Statistics 2018