News Item: Fishing Industry Report Published

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) publishes its annual ‘UK Sea Fisheries Statistics 2012’ report.

The report includes detailed figures on the UK fishing fleet, the number of fishermen, the quantity and value of landings, international trade and the state of key fishing stocks.

The quantity of fish has increased, while the value has decreased, primarily due to a reduction in the average price of pelagic fish, driven by a fall in the market prices of mackerel.

The link below contains the full report, and detailed supplementary tables:

www.marinemanagement.org.uk/fisheries/statistics/annual.htm