In England, for December the fishing port reporting the largest landings was Plymouth with 1175t worth £1.3m but the most valuable landins were amde in Brixham where 941t earned £3.2m and Newlyn where 1,125t of fish saw £2.1m earned. The next big earners was Shoreham where 485t earned £1m and North Shields, where another £1m worth of sih was landed.
In Northern Ireland, Kilkeel fishing boats landed 166t worth £0.3m whilst their neighbours up the coast in Portavogie caught 73t worth £0.2m.
The total quantity of reported landings by the UK fleet in 2019 was 618,000 tonnes live weight. This is 11% lower than the same period in 2018.
In 2019, the value of the fish sold was £926 million, 6% lower than in 2018.
Most fish catches saw a decrease over the 2019 period with cod, hake and plaice taking the biggest hit in the demersal sector. In pelagic catches mackerel and herring experienced a drop of 24% and 30% respectively.
On the demersal front, whiting saw an increase of 10% but the biggest gains were made in nephrops showed a 34% increase in catches.
With the drop in cod catches, the value per tonne of cod increased 20% from 2018 but the total value lost in the fisheries was -16%, dropping from 56,281 in 2018 to 47,515 in 2019.
In Scotland, 2019 saw 295,744 tonnes of fish landed worth approximately £450.9m. In England total landings were 103,773 tonnes worth approximately £222.5m and in Wales total landings were calculated at 6,583 tonnes worth approximately £11.7m.