Did you know that in 2017 the UK fishing fleet made around 20% of its total catch from non-UK waters?
According to official figures, out of the seven other EU Member States’ waters that the UK landed fish from the most valuable for the UK fleet were (avg. 2012 – 2016):
Ireland (65,000 tonnes, £66 million)
France (14,000 tonnes, £17 million)
Denmark (7,000 tonnes, £10 million)
The most valuable fish caught by UK vessels in other EU member state waters were: mackerel, plaice and monks/anglers.
Sourced from Marine Developments Government Blog courtesy of Phil Dunn and Clifford Capel