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UK Seafood

in Numbers 2022

Welcome to UK Seafood in Numbers 2022. With over 7,000 miles of coastline around the UK, the seafood industry is an important part of our heritage. A thriving seafood industry is an important part of our future too.

Learn where our seafood comes from, how our UK seafood industry is performing and how much seafood we are eating.

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Where our seafood comes from

Most of our seafood supply is imported.

The value of seafood imports was nearly five times higher than the
value of fish landed
into the UK.

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The volume of fish imported in 2022 is more than 11 times the weight
of Buckingham Palace


Where our seafood comes from (volume and value)


Imports to the UK

­£3,640m (+16%*)
­1,194,317 tonnes live weight (+0.3%*)

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Fish farmed in UK 2021

£1,167m (+15%*)
239,300 tonnes (+9%*)

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Fish landed in UK

£757m (+7%*)
410,563 tonnes (-1%*)

*Data in brackets show changes from previous 12 months

Where our seafood goes

We export most of the seafood landed or farmed in the UK and 23% of the fish caught by the UK fleet is landed directly abroad.

Our seafood is internationally renowned for its quality and provenance. Although demand
has become stagnant.

from the UK

£1,722m (+7%)

454,144 tonnes (-2%)

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UK vessel
landings abroad

£233m (+7%)

222,708 tonnes (-9%)

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