Fishing - tonnage, effort and value change maps

What is it: 

There are 9 map layers on NMPi showing changes over the last 5 years of published statistics for:

  1. tonnage for demersal, pelagic and shellfish species.
  2. value (£) for demersal, pelagic and shellfish species
  3. effort (days) (by UK vessels >10m length) for  demersal active (bottom trawls, dredges etc); pelagic active (pelagic trawls, purse seines etc); and passive (pots/creels, gillnets etc).

The effort data have been split by gear rather than by species. This protects commercial confidentiality and provides a more informative dataset.

Figures are derived from commercial fishing activity in Scottish seas, including UK registered fishing vessels wherever they land and non-UK vessels if landing into the UK. Data are redacted (not shown) if less than five vessels operate within an ICES statistical rectangle.

Users are recommended to zoom in to see the detail of the graph axes.  For each layer, the colour of the ICES rectangle represents the data for the most recent year. Rectangles cross-hatched indicate that fishing takes but the data are disclosive (cannot be displayed for reasons of commercial confidentiality).

Image displaying legend for Change graphs
Fishing change legend example © Marine Scotland
Links to Scotland's Marine Atlas: 
This information page is part of the theme: 
Demersal sales (£) from Scottish waters (per ICES statistcial rectangle) 20012-2016 © Marine Scotland

Links and Resources

Map Type Click title for metadata and licence informationsort descending Date of data View Map
NMPi Fishing Statistics – UK vessels >10m length - Effort (days) using demersal active gear in rectangles adjacent to Scotland 2015-2019 2015-01-01 to 2019-12-31 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Fishing Statistics – UK vessels >10m length - Effort (days) using passive gear in rectangles adjacent to Scotland 2015-2019 2015-01-01 to 2019-12-31 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Fishing Statistics – UK vessels >10m length - Effort (days) using pelagic active gear in rectangles adjacent to Scotland 2015-2019 2019-01-01 to 2019-12-31 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Fishing Statistics – UK vessels, or vessels landing into the UK – Demersal species - Landed sales value (£) from rectangles adjacent to Scotland 2015-2019 2015-01-01 to 2019-12-31 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Fishing Statistics – UK vessels, or vessels landing into the UK – Demersal species - Landed weight (tonnes) from rectangles adjacent to Scotland 2015-2019 2015-01-01 to 2019-12-31 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Fishing Statistics – UK vessels, or vessels landing into the UK – Pelagic species - Landed sales value (£) from rectangles adjacent to Scotland 2015-2019 2015-01-01 to 2019-12-31 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Fishing Statistics – UK vessels, or vessels landing into the UK – Pelagic species - Landed weight (tonnes) from rectangles adjacent to Scotland 2015-2019 2015-01-01 to 2019-12-31 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Fishing Statistics – UK vessels, or vessels landing into the UK – Shellfish species - Landed sales value (£) from rectangles adjacent to Scotland 2015-2019 2015-01-01 to 2019-10-29 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Fishing Statistics – UK vessels, or vessels landing into the UK – Shellfish species - Landed weight (tonnes) from rectangles adjacent to Scotland 2015-2019 2015-01-01 to 2019-12-31 Access this map on NMPi