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Publications & Reports

Publication InformationRelease DateFile Type

2001 Economic Survey of the UK Fishing Fleet

J.Watson, A. Martin

The survey involved the collection of costs and earnings information on 448 vessels across the UK and built on a previous survey carried out in 1998 on behalf of Seafish (The Fishermen’s Handbook). All UK registered vessels greater than ten metres in length, 7-10 metre vessels in Scotland, and English Channel inshore vessels were targeted.


Fishing Vessels Safety Grant Schemes, Sea Fish Industry Authority Annual Report 1997/98

C.E. Tucker, A.J. Dean

A report into the safety of pot fishing which looks at accident statistics and current practice, with recommendations of areas for possible improvement.

October 1998Paper

The Fishermen's Handbook

Not known

A compendium of facts and figures containing details of the various costs associated with fishing and the revenues earned from it. Data gathered anonymously from nearly 300 vessels is used to determine average costs/revenues for 22 sectors of the UK fishing fleet. This publication – as the “2001 Economic Survey of the UK Fishing Fleet” - can be used to compare a particular boat’s economic performance against the average for that type of boat + fishing operation. This second edition also has sections on Taxation, Track Records, and Port and Harbour Contacts.


Halibut Sea Cage Trials 1989 – 1996

P.L. Smith

Practical trials investigating the biological implications of holding halibut in sea cages with a limited range of designs tested. Encouraging results on adaptation, growth and survival were obtained and husbandry practices established. Problems encountered are reviewed.

July 1996Paper

An Introduction to Effluent Treatment Technology for Primary Fish Processors

R. Watson

As the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (91/271/EEC) demands tighter controls on the quality of effluent discharged into EU controlled waters, many coastal processors face dramatically increased effluent charges. It is likely that most companies will use basic solids separation equipment to minimise effluent disposal costs, whilst larger companies may opt for more sophisticated equipment to further treat the effluent themselves. This report aims to provide a simple introduction to effluent treatment terminology, the stages of effluent treatment and commonly used equipment.

May 1996Paper