Seafish fleet economic performance data

The Seafish fleet economic performance dataset contains financial, economic and operation performance indicators for the period 2007-2017.

An Excel workbook containing the most recent data can be downloaded here.

A webinar introducing the 2006-2016 Excel workbook can be viewed here.

A PDF version of the 2008-2016 dataset including segment by segment analysis produced by Seafish Economics can be downloaded here.


The dataset includes data for approximately 30 UK fleet segments, and has been produced by combining costs and earnings information from vessel accounts (collected as a result of our annual Fleet Survey of vessel owners) with  official effort, landings and capacity data for all active UK fishing vessels, which was provided by the UK Marine Management Organisation. The most recent versions of the report contain estimates for the years 2007-2017

The dataset presents key indicators such as

  • Total earnings
  • Fuel costs
  • Employment
  • Gross value added
  • Profit margins

Printed versions of the PDF are available on request. We also have the capability to produce bespoke datasets based on the design of the Excel workbook, for further details please contact the team or watch our webinar.

The economics team are continually looking to improve the quality of our data and outputs and would encourage all users to provide both feedback on these reports and ideas for future versions.

For more information, please contact Steve Lawrence at Seafish.