Fisheries: Northern Ireland

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Paul Girvan Paul Girvan Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Education), Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) quantum and (b) value of finfish (i) landed at (A) Portavogie, (B) Ardglass and (C) Kilkeel ports and (ii) produced through aquaculture in Northern Ireland between 2007 and 2017.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Landings of demersal and pelagic species into specified Northern Irish Ports by all vessels (UK and foreign) between 2007 and 2016

Port

Year

Quantity (tonnes)

Value (£)

Ardglass

2007

8,376

£3,489,510

2008

8,408

£3,325,027

2009

6,875

£2,753,290

2010

9,448

£4,309,981

2011

9,265

£6,534,563

2012

6,338

£4,532,077

2013

6,663

£3,162,364

2014

8,056

£4,391,489

2015

4,100

£1,815,755

2016

3,108

£1,971,925

Kilkeel

2007

909

£1,257,164

2008

1,006

£1,361,656

2009

689

£880,623

2010

901

£1,169,573

2011

736

£1,019,243

2012

699

£860,484

2013

976

£1,003,762

2014

741

£1,203,688

2015

955

£1,038,491

2016

1,069

£1,428,862

Portavogie

2007

591

£1,080,025

2008

635

£1,266,315

2009

593

£1,033,793

2010

457

£897,536

2011

273

£534,050

2012

162

£283,047

2013

268

£265,893

2014

215

£194,163

2015

366

£252,197

2016

392

£341,676

Figures for 2017 are not currently available. Provisional UK wide fisheries statistics will be published on Friday 23rd February.

Quantum and Value of Finfish produced through aquaculture in Northern Ireland between 2007 and 2016

Year

Quantity (tonnes)

Value (£m)

2007

830

£2.1

2008

584

£1.5

2009

1120

£3.3

2010

1155

£4.6

2011

1060

£3.9

2012

945

£4.1

2013

896

£4.3

2014

1117

£5.1

2015

1136

£4.3

2016

1069

£4.1

Figures for 2017 are not currently available.

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