To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the average percentage variation between the live weight (a) shown on logbooks for fishing vessels of 10m and over registered in England and (b) derived from sales notes for (i) cod, (ii) monkfish, (iii) brill, (iv) whiting, (v) gurnard, (vi) lemon sole, (vii) squid, (viii) megrim, (ix) plaice, (x) red mullet and (xi) John Dory in 2019.
The following data shows the percentage change between the live weight of landed catch as recorded in logbooks, landing declarations and sales notes, for the species referred to, as reported by English administered over-10 metre vessels landed into UK ports in 2019. This information is based on data currently held by the Marine Management Organisation.
It should be noted that this data is yet to go through full validation checks, undertaken each year in advance of publication of the UK Annual Sea Fisheries Statistics. In addition, whilst valuable for initial cross-checking, the logbook is essentially a diary record of fishing activity maintained by skippers and not the formal landing declaration which documents the precise weight of landed catch.
Logbook, landing declaration and sales note live weights for selected species reported by English administered over 10 m vessels landed in to UK ports: Unvalidated data 2019 nei = not elsewhere included
Logbook Live Weight (tonnes)
Sales Note Live Weight (tonnes)
Landing Declaration Live Weight (tonnes)
Logbook to Sales Note Percentage Change
Logbook to Landing Declaration Percentage Change
Common squids nei
Source: UK Fisheries Administrations