Soaring pelagic fish prices sees Scottish catch value reach record high

Published on
May 30, 2017

The total first-sale value of Scottish fish landings increased by 29 percent last year reaching a record level of GBP 563 million (USD 724.7 million, EUR 645.7 million), according to the latest statistics published by the Scottish government. The increase was mainly driven by a 41 percent increase in the value of landings for pelagic fish like herring and mackerel.

There was also a 26 percent increase in value of shellfish landings and an 18 percent increase in value of demersal landin…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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