Fisheries

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 16th February 2011.

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Photo of Nanette Milne Nanette Milne Conservative

Question S3W-39400

To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have been employed in the fishing industry in each year since 2007.

Photo of Richard Lochhead Richard Lochhead Scottish National Party

The available information is given in the following table:

Number of Fishermen Employed1 on Scottish-Based Vessels, 2007 to 2009=

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200720082009
Regularly Employed4,4084,5854,403
Irregularly Employed951807946
Crofters655660
Total5,4245,4485,409

Note: 1. Figures are limited to those employed on vessels which submit landing declarations to Marine Scotland port offices. They exclude, for example, those employed in cockle picking.

This information is published in table 13 in the Statistical Bulletin Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics 2009, copies of which are available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (Bib. number 51820).

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