Scottish catch value bounces back (but not to pre-Covid levels)


Despite its challenges, 2022 was a strong year for the fishing sector, says Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon 

While the volume of fish and shellfish caught by the Scottish fishing fleet last year fell 2% compared with 2021 to around 429,000 tonnes, the value of these landings increased 4% to GBP 617 million, finds the new Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics 2022 report. However, the Scottish government highlights that the value hasn’t returned to 2019/pre-pandemic levels and also that it has risen less than general inflation between 2019 and 2022.

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