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Monthly statistics

Before 1984, all UK catch statistics were provided to the fisheries departments on a voluntary basis. Since that year the regulations of the Common Fisheries Policy have required those UK vessels which account for most of the fish caught to provide to the UK fisheries departments information on each trip including the main species caught, the area of capture and the quantities landed.

User consultation

Following our 2011 assessment by the UK Statistics Authority we are planning a review of the monthly landings report, and to help steer this review we would like to invite you to take part in a user consultation exercise in January and February 2014.

Do you regularly use the monthly landings report? Would you like to share your views on what you would like to see included, or changes to the way data is displayed? If so then email us at to register your interest.

We will contact those that register an interest to help inform any changes – one change already planned is to release the data tables in Excel as well as PDF as we do with our other outputs. We would welcome views on this and any other suggestions for change to increase the usability of the data within the repor.

Release dates

The monthly statistics will be released on the 20th of each month or the next working day if the 20th is a bank holiday or weekend.

Monthly return of sea fisheries statistics
December 2013 (PDF 458 KB)
November 2013 (PDF 1.9 MB)
October 2013 (PDF 1.9 MB)
September 2013 (PDF 1.9 MB)
August 2013 (PDF 1.9 MB)
July 2013 (PDF 1.9 MB)
June 2013 (PDF 1.9 MB)
May 2013 (PDF 1.9 MB)
April 2013 (PDF 2 MB)
March 2013 (PDF 1.9 MB)
February 2013 (PDF 1.9 MB)
January 2013 (PDF 1.9 MB) updated 10 April 2013
December 2012 (PDF 1.9 MB)
November 2012 (PDF 1.9 MB)
October 2012 (PDF 1.9 MB)
September 2012 (PDF 1.9 MB)
August 2012 (PDF 1.9 MB)
July 2012 (PDF 1.9 MB)
June 2012 (PDF 1.9 MB)
May 2012 (PDF 1.9 MB)
April 2012 (PDF 1.9 MB)
March 2012 (PDF 1.9 MB)
February 2012 (PDF 1.9 MB)
January 2012 (PDF 1.9 MB)
December 2011 (PDF 1.9 MB)
November 2011 (PDF 1.9 MB)
October 2011 (PDF 1.9 MB)
September 2011 (PDF 1.9 MB)
August 2011 (PDF 1.9 MB)
July 2011 (PDF 1.9 MB)
June 2011 (PDF 1.9 MB)
May 2011 (PDF 1.9 MB)
April 2011 (PDF 1.9 MB)
March 2011 (PDF 1.9 MB)
February 2011 (PDF 1.9 MB)
January 2011 (PDF 1.9 MB)
December 2010 (PDF 1.9 MB)
November 2010 (PDF 1.9 MB)
October 2010 (PDF 1.9 MB)
September 2010 (PDF 1.9 MB)
August 2010 (PDF 1.9 MB)
July 2010 (PDF 1.9 MB)
June 2010 (PDF 1.9 MB)
May 2010 (PDF 1.9 MB)
April 2010 (PDF 1.9 MB)
March 2010 (PDF 768 KB)
February 2010 (PDF 2 MB)
December 2009 (PDF 2 MB)
October 2009 (PDF 2 MB)
September 2009 (PDF 2 MB)

Additional information is collected to complete, as far as possible, the coverage of fishery activity.

The combined data provide the main source of catch and landings statistics for UK vessels. This information is used by fisheries departments to monitor the uptake of quotas and levels of fishing activity in the various UK sea fisheries throughout the year, providing an important input into decisions taken on the management of these fisheries.

For example, the catch and landings statistics provide a system for monitoring the uptake of the UK share of stocks for which annual total allowable catches are set.

In any year once the statistics indicate a quota has been taken in full, the fishery is closed.

Contact information

Statistics and Analysis Team
Marine Management Organisation
Area 8C
9 Millbank
c/o Nobel House
17 Smith Square

Tel: 020 7979 8573
Fax: 020 7270 8072
Email: statistics@

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