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Fishing Catches: Faroe Islands

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL10921, tabled on 30 November 2020

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

Answered on

14 December 2020

In 2019, Faroese vessels landed fish valued at an estimated £25.5 million from UK waters. £21million of these landings were of mackerel and £4.5 million were of blue whiting. In comparison, the UK landed fish valued at £1.2 million from Faroese waters in 2019, of which £1 million was cod and haddock.

In 2018, the Faroese figure was an estimated £30.4 million. Of this, £26 million was comprised of mackerel landings and £4.4 million of blue whiting. The UK’s landings from Faroese waters in 2018 were valued at £2.2 million of which cod and haddock accounted for £1.7 million.