Fish Landings from the United Kingdom’s Exclusive Economic Zone, and UK Landings from the European Union’s EEZ

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Abstract

On average, for the years from 2012 to 2014, it is estimated that:
- More than half (58%) of the fish and shellfish landed from the United Kingdom’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) by European Union fishing boats was caught by non-UK boats.
- Non-UK European fishing boats landed 650,000 tonnes of fish and shellfish from the United Kingdom’s EEZ, worth £408 million, each year. This included 99,000 tonnes (£179 million) of demersal fish , 424,000 tonnes (£183 million) of pelagic fish , 16,000 tonnes (£34 million) of shellfish , and 111,000 tonnes (£11 million) of industrial fish .
- UK fishing boats landed 90,000 tonnes of fish and shellfish, worth £103 million, from other areas of the European Union’s EEZ each year.
- Non-UK European fishing boats landed 560,000 tonnes (worth £300 million) more fish and shellfish from the United Kingdom’s EEZ each year than UK fishing boats landed from elsewhere in the European Union’s EEZ.
- Non-UK European fishing boats landed seven times more fish and shellfish (by weight) from the United Kingdom’s EEZ than UK boats did from other areas of the EU’s EEZ, and four times more by value.
- Half of the demersal fish, almost two-thirds of the pelagic fish and almost all of the industrial fish landed from the United Kingdom’s EEZ by European Union fishing boats were caught by non-UK boats.
- More than half of the megrim, plaice and saithe, and three-quarters of the common (Dover) sole, hake and skates and rays, landed from the United Kingdom’s EEZ by European Union fishing boats were caught by non-UK boats.
- Three-quarters of the herring, 83% of the horse mackerel and 94% of the blue whiting and almost all of the industrial fish landed from the United Kingdom’s EEZ were caught by non-UK European Union fishing boats.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNAFC Marine Centre
Number of pages124
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2016

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