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2003 Economic Survey of the North Sea and West of Scotland Whitefish Fleet

J. Watson, R. Seidel

This survey involved the collection of costs and earnings data on 107 whitefish vessels fishing the North Sea and West of Scotland. It gives a picture of the financial health of the UK whitefish fleet in 2002/2003. You can download here the key features of the report.

December 2003Download PDF

2004 Survey of the UK Fish Processing Industry

H. Curtis, R. White

Survey of the UK fish processing industry. Industry trends relating to production units, industry studture, employment numbers, supply, sales, and employment trends. The report also contains a financial analysis of the industry.

March 2005Download PDF

2005 Economic Survey of the UK Fishing Fleet - Short Report

J Anderson, H Curtis, R Boyle, K Graham

The 2005 economic survey of the UK fishing fleet is the most recent nationwide costs and earnings survey of the sector, and is a comprehensive update of work carried out be Seafish Economics in 2001. This new study presents the latest economic information on 24 segments of the commercial UK fishing fleet. Published February 2007.

February 2007N/A

2006 Economic Survey of the UK Fishing Fleet

John Anderson, Hazel Curtis, Anne-Margaret Stewart, Hazel McShane

The 2006 economic survey of the UK fishing fleet is the most recent nationwide costs and earnings survey of the sector and continues to build upon the work carried out by the Seafish Economics team in 2005. This study presents the latest economic information on up to 35 segments of the commercially active UK fishing fleet. Survey results suggest that despite increases in vessel earnings across a number of segments, rising operating costs and reduced fishing opportunities meant that achieving profitability was still a major challenge for most of the UK fishing fleet in 2006.

July 2008Download PDF

2007 Economic Survey of the UK Fishing Fleet

H.Curtis, S.Metz, C.Brodie

The 2007 report on the economic performance of the UK fleet continues an annual series of analyses of fleet performance. This report presents detailed analysis of 36 segments of the UK fishing fleet, drawing on a combination of data collected by survey and data on landings and days at sea provided by the Marine Fisheries Agency (MFA), which covers every active vessel in the UK fleet. Every vessel active in 2007 has been allocated into one of these 36 segments. Refinements to the segmentation of under 10m vessels provides more useful average performance figures than in previous reports.

January 2010Download PDF