We have a new website go to gov.scot

Scottish Fisheries Statistics, 2004

Listen

Table 11. Employment in sea fishing and Scottish labour force, 1994 to 2004

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Total employed in the catching sector

8,610

8,395

8,084

8,194

7,771

7,330

6,902

6,637

5,707

5,276

5,275

Total labour force ('000)

2,274

2,280

2,278

2,299

2,298

2,280

2,334

2,341

2,357

2,367

2,414

Employment in fishing as % of labour force

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.2

0.2

0.2

Source : Labour Force Survey; Scottish Fishery Protection Agency. (Data prior to 1998 for LFS is based on 4 combined quarters, data from 1999 onwards is based on annual data)

Table 12. Value of sea fish landings into Scotland by Scottish based vessels; fishermen employed, by region, 2004

Region

Landings (1) 2004

Labour force (2)

Fishermen employed

As % labour force

Eilean Siar, Orkney & Shetland

51.0

33

1,273

3.86

Aberdeenshire

99.5

118

1,178

1.00

Angus

1.3

51

65

0.13

Argyll & Bute

12.9

42

580

1.38

City of Aberdeen

13.6

104

56

0.05

City of Edinburgh

0.0

232

4

0.00

Dumfries and Galloway

2.1

69

190

0.28

East Lothian

0.8

45

53

0.12

Fife

2.7

173

142

0.08

Highland

49.8

107

743

0.69

Moray

4.7

41

292

0.71

North Ayrshire

0.3

59

24

0.04

Scottish Borders

4.0

53

116

0.22

South Ayrshire

2.6

50

559

1.12

Total

245.2

1,177

5,275

0.45

(1) £ million (2) thousands, Office for National Statistics

Table 13. Number of fishermen employed on Scottish based vessels, 2000 to 2004

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Regularly employed

5,594

5,353

4,369

3,968

4,124

Irregularly employed

1,260

1,203

1,233

1,238

1,052

Crofters

48

81

105

70

99

Total

6,902

6,637

5,707

5,276

5,275

Table 14. Number of fishermen employed by district and employment status, 2004

Regularly employed

rregularlyemployed

Crofters

Total

Eyemouth

161

12

0

173

Pittenweem

112

30

0

142

Aberdeen

105

52

0

157

Peterhead

374

43

0

417

Fraserburgh

603

122

0

725

Buckie

266

27

0

293

Wick

214

0

0

214

Orkney

305

38

0

343

Shetland

260

187

0

447

Stornoway

225

220

38

483

Lochinver

41

0

5

46

Kinlochbervie

38

0

2

40

Ullapool

70

4

0

74

Mallaig

138

30

0

168

Oban

198

56

22

276

Campbeltown

259

70

0

329

Ayr

639

125

0

764

Portree

116

36

32

184

All districts

4,124

1,052

99

5,275

Chart 5 Number of fishermen employed on Scottish based vessels, 1964 to 2004

Chart 5 Number of fishermen employed on Scottish based vessels, 1964 to 2004