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Bass

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 29th April 2004.

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Photo of Adrian Sanders Adrian Sanders Liberal Democrat, Torbay

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the volume of sea bass landings in the United Kingdom was in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) market and (b) port.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare)

The following table shows details of sea bass landings into the UK by UK and foreign vessels for the years 1999–2003, broken down by port of landing. Fisheries Departments in the UK do not record details of landings by market.

Landings of Sea Bass into the UK 1999–2003 -- Quantity (tonnes live weight)
Country of landing/

Port of landing

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
England
North Shields 0.04 0.00 0.04 0.02 0.04
Holy Island 0.01
Seahouses 0.00 0.00
Amble 0.01 0.00 0.01 0.02 0.01
Newbiggin 0.01
Blyth 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.03
Sunderland 0.01 0.00 0.01 0.01
Hartlepool 0.01 0.01 0.06 0.04 0.06
Whitby 0.16 0.07 0.43 0.31 0.52
Scarborough 0.12 0.04 0.60 1.49 2.80
Filey 0.05 0.05 0.04 0.03
Flam borough 0.08
Bridlington 0.55 0.09 0.09 0.12 0.18
Grimsby 0.12 0.26 0.31 0.09 0.59
Boston 0.02 0.00
Lowestoft 0.85 1.72 2.94 4.50 8.20
Brancaster Staithe 0.02 0.11
Sheringham 0.05 0.01
Cromer 0.12 0.05
Great Yarmouth 0.05 1.32 0.51 0.37 0.17
Southwold 0.86 1.28 0.52 0.71 1.02
Dunwich 0.00 0.03 0.01
Sizewell Beach 0.94
Aldeburgh 0.35 0.03 0.11 0.43 0.88
Orford 1.77 1.44 1.12 0.61 1.26
Ipswich 1.11 6.13 2.31 1.73
Felixstowe 0.03 0.01 0.05 8.63 1.51
Harwich 0.25 0.15 0.19 0.64 0.10
Walton-on-Naze 1.54 0.57 0.95 1.56 2.38
Clacton 0.02 0.09 0.15 0.00
Wivenhoe 0.81 0.31 0.59 0.79 0.58
Brightlingsea 0.31 0.03 0.01 0.01
West Mersea 16.24 0.25 0.66 1.33 0.87
Maldon 0.02
Bradwell 0.25 0.22
Burnham-On-Crouch 0.06 0.08 0.02 0.01
Great Wakering 0.10 0.00 0.01 0.23 0.31
Canvey Island 0.02 0.01 0.01 0.05 0.12
Southend-On-Sea 0.01
Leigh-On-Sea 1.33 2.06 0.76 0.83 1.74
Faversham 0.51 1.03 1.54 2.17 1.92
Gravesend 0.00
Rochester 0.10
Queenborough 0.33 1.09 0.50 0.40 1.99
Whitstable 8.47 7.01 6.23 12.10 18.59
Hastings 3.00 3.77 2.05 3.34 6.39
Poole 64.44 9.33 9.91 0.60 5.33
Margate 4.57 3.69 1.80 2.60 1.91
Broadstairs 0.29 0.56 0.01 0.13 0.07
Ramsgate 27.12 17.29 13.41 26.21 30.60
Dover 2.60 0.95 6.63 2.79
Folkestone 6.99 6.66 9.71 7.87 6.93
Hythe 0.93 1.84 0.96 0.46 2.11
Dungeness 2.25 1.48 0.50 2.34 0.51
Rye 4.01 2.32 2.97 3.70 3.40
Eastbourne 16.24 17.75 12.06 17.98 20.41
Newhaven 45.20 27.31 25.02 23.36 11.57
Brighton 2.81 1.85 1.23 4.50 1.87
Shoreham 33.85 18.69 29.23 30.37 42.73
Worthing 5.87 1.35 4.93 2.05 2.75
Littlehampton 2.69 5.28 2.89 3.14 5.94
Bognor Regis 0.05 0.02 0.01
Selsey 11.37 11.17 2.98 20.77 12.04
Langstone Harbour 4.54 4.61 3.85 2.86 3.36
Itchenor/East Wittering 0.07
Emsworth 0.02 0.95 0.00
Hamble 0.01 1.73 0.42 0.12 0.80
Hayling Island 0.00 0.02
Portsmouth 31.03 36.61 36.45 44.07 44.17
Southampton 16.25 0.16 0.97 0.00 0.56
Christchurch 7.68 2.95 1.47 1.94
Cowes 0.08
Isle of Wight 6.66 5.21 1.49 5.44
Lymington 2.93 5.13 6.04 0.85 2.18
Keyhaven 0.00 0.00
Swanage 1.00 0.02 0.01
Kimmeridge 0.05 0.02 0.00 0.05
Lulworth Cove 0.17 0.39 0.70
Weymouth 44.26 14.28 3.08 1.08 6.76
Portland 1.12 0.27 0.02 0.12 0.07
Ferrybridge 0.00
West Bay 0.14 1.06 0.05
Lyme Regis 2.92 1.56 1.28 0.96 4.00
Plymouth 161.78 59.73 108.54 122.77 140.69
Newlyn 4.46 8.26 21.34 98.81 12.90
Beer 0.69 0.83 1.04 0.70 0.42
Exmouth 3.09 10.24 10.57 8.66 9.16
Teignmouth 0.19 0.01 0.08 0.35
Torquay 0.61 0.33 0.20 0.34 0.51
Brixham 65.23 33.26 20.49 27.27 27.51
Dartmouth 0.50 0.51 0.39 0.33 0.37
River Dart 0.15
Kingswear 0.29
Salcombe 0.05 0.07 0.06 0.14 0.04
Hope Cove 0.00
Looe 3.08 8.67 9.30 32.34 15.02
Polperro 2.08 1.48 2.11 4.43 12.35
River Fowey 0.55 0.08 0.17 0.05 0.37
Mevagissey 3.50 1.39 1.91 3.51 11.95
River Fal—Falmouth 0.56 0.16 0.47 0.35 0.51
Helford River 0.02 0.14 0.14 0.31 0.22
Porthoustock 0.02
Coverack 0.03 0.10 0.01 0.01
Cadgwith 0.04 0.00 0.01 0.01
Penzance 0.02 0.10 0.00 0.08 0.02
Penberth 1.95 0.07
St. Ives 0.00 0.00 0.08
Hayle 0.01 0.24 0.02 0.51 0.02
Newquay 0.29 0.21 0.38 0.03
Padstow 1.29 0.62 2.04 3.22 1.67
Port Isaac 0.05 0.30 0.07 0.89 0.30
Bude 0.01 0.04
Clovelly 0.10 0.03
Appledore 6.18 6.72 18.23 20.29 19.42
Bideford 2.22 3.19 0.11 1.35 0.15
Ilfracombe 0.79 2.19 0.10 11.31 17.56
Fleetwood 0.27 0.24 0.58 0.12 0.37
Hoylake 0.02
Mersey Estuary 0.02 0.01
Liverpool 0.01 0.04 0.05 0.01 0.34
Morecambe 0.10 0.10 0.30 3.60
Barrow 0.25 0.54 1.72 0.01 0.12
Whitehaven 0.01 0.00 0.07 0.08 0.57
Maryport 0.00 0.00 0.04
Wales
Milford Haven 31.55 19.63 23.01 20.08 9.45
Conwy 0.01 0.03 3.21 0.26
Swansea 1.18 1.70 4.30 2.68 1.80
Porthcawl 0.17 0.19 0.16 2.21
Tenby 0.21 0.04 6.12 10.03 2.91
Saundersfoot 1.79 1.86 2.02 1.83 2.80
Llanelli 2.14 9.04 6.25 6.73 3.76
Three Rivers Area 0.11
New Quay 0.06
Pwllheli 0.45
Aberdaran 0.35
Caernarvon 0.04 4.11 0.04 0.00
Holyhead 0.11 0.06 0.03 0.07 0.34
Cemaes Bay 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bangor 0.19 1.02
Rhyl-Connah's Quay 3.27 2.75 3.13 0.16
Scotland
Eyemouth 0.02 0.00 0.01 5.99 2.59
Dunbar 0.00 0.00
Pittenweem 0.01
Aberdeen 0.01 0.05 0.01 0.00
Peterhead 0.13 0.02
Fraserburgh 0.00
Mallaig 0.23
Saltcoats 0.03
Girvan 0.00
Portpatrick 0.06 0.02 0.11
Isle of Whithorn 0.07 0.00
Northern Ireland
Kilkeel 1.34 1.13 8.52
Portavogie 0.01
Bangor (Co. Down) 0.01
Co. Antrim 0.03
Total UK landings 677.97 408.45 463.41 635.62 582.79

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