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Fishing Catches: Norway

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL10920, tabled on 30 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of fish caught by Norwegian registered vessels in the UK’s coastal waters and exclusive economic zone in (1) 2018, and (2) 2019.

Answered on

14 December 2020

In 2019, Norwegian vessels landed approximately £248.9 million worth of fish from UK waters. The majority of this was mackerel, which made up £153.1 million of the catch, followed by herring and blue whiting. In contrast, the UK landed £31.0 million worth of fish from Norwegian waters in 2019, the majority of which was demersal species, such as cod and haddock.

In 2018, Norwegian vessels landed approximately £271.5 million worth of fish from UK waters, again with the majority of this made up of mackerel (£166.0 million), herring and blue whiting, while the UK landed £32.4 million from Norwegian waters.