UK Cod landings abroad have dropped from 2018 to 2019
The overall value of demersal fish landed dropped from £66.26m in 2018 to £41.62m in 2019(-37%), with landings dropping from 33,302 tonnes in 2018 to 26,733 for 2019 (-20%).
Cod landing dropped from 9,952 tonnes in 2018 to 6,978 tonnes for 2019; a drop of -30%. This represented a drop of -72% in value, from £18.4m to £5.1m with the price per tonne dropping from £1,849 on average to £1,096 on average representing an overall drop of -41%.
Haddock landing dropped -14% from 494 tonnes to 426 tonnes in 2019. This came with a loss of earnings from £595,000 in 2018 to £371,000 in 2019; a drop of -38%. The price per tonne for haddock also dropped from £1,206 to £955 or a -21% difference in value.
Landings of hake went from 1,315 tonnes to 1,096 tonnes; down -17% on 2018. This represented a drop of -26% on the value of the landings from £2.314m to £1.179m in 2019. The price of hake remained steady in 2019 losing only -3% with average prices paid falling from £1,786 per tonne to £1,739.
Less Monk/Anglerfish was also landed in 2019 with figures showing 3,627 tonnes compared to 3,141 tonnes which was -13% less than 2018.The price paid per tonne of Monk/Anglerfish increased 2% in 2019, from £3,401 per tonne to £3,480 per tonne. This did little to offset the overall loss of revenue from landings which dropped from £11.949m in 2018 to £10.283m in 2019, translating to a drop of -14%.
The next demersal species to take a big hit after cod was plaice. Landings dropped from 7,539 in 2018 to 5,853, a -22% decrease. This represented a loss of earnings from £14.7m to £9.55m down -35% on 2018. The price of plaice also fell from £,1952 per tonne to £1,635 per tonne which was a-16% drop in price.
The overall value of pelagic fish landed abroad decreased from £161.94m in 2018 to £138.6m for 2019 (down -14%). This was caused by a decrease in landing from 224,206 tonnes to 190,041 tonnes in 2019, which was a drop of-15% on 2018 figures.
Although herring prices increased by 2% in 2019 (from £503 per tonne to £547 per tonne), earning dropped from £27.4m to £21.9m (-20%) due to a drop in landing from 54,469 tonnes in 2018 to 40,640 in 2019 (-25%).
Mackerel landing also dropped from 110,178 tonnes to 88,224 tonnes. The value of the catch decreased from £117.35m to £98.1m (-16%), whilst prices increased by 4%, from £1065 per tonne to £1,112 per tonne in 2019.
Other pelagic species landings increased going from 59,559 tonnes in 2018 to 61,117 tonnes in 2019 (+3%) representing an increase in revenue of 8%, going from £17.2m to £18.6m.
Crab landings dropped from 6,316 to 4,464 in 2019, a drop of -36% on 2018. The value of landing dropped substantially from £11.26m to £8.9m, -20% on the previous year even though prices increased from £1785 to £2,173 per tonne, a rise of 22%.
Nephrops saw a drop in landing from 694 tonnes to 637 tonnes, -8% down on 2018. The value of the landings decreased -17% from £4.42m to £3.66m with the prices per tonne falling from £6,413 to £5,880 (-8%).
Scallops gained and lost at the same time. Landings abroad went from 263 in 2018 to 1,005 in 2019 an increase of 282%. The value of the landings were £536,000 for 2019, up 32% on 2018 but the price per tonne dropped by a huge 65%, from £1,548 per tonne to £534 per tonne.
Other shellfish landings dropped too from 6,729 to 4,578 (-32%). THis signalled a loss in revenue of -33%, from £17.5m to £11.8m.
Overall, shellfish landings dropped from 14,002 tonnes to 10,866 (-22%) in 2019. This saw a drop in value from £33.6m in 2018 to £24.97, a drop of -26% for 2019.