Collection

Marine and fisheries statistics

Statistics on the UK fishing industry and its operations.

Statistics on the UK fishing industry and its operations, along with international comparisons, stock assessments and information on fish imports and exports, are available on the Marine Management Organisation’s sea fisheries statistics website.

Research and data on marine and freshwater aquatic environments, biodiversity and fisheries are available on the Cefas website.

Our products

Our partners within Defra group

Other sources of information

Developing our portfolio

Our Products

Currently official and national statistics related to marine and fisheries topics are produced by Defra’s relevant arms’ length bodies.

Marine Management Organisation (MMO) releases

MMO Stastical datasets

Our partners within Defra group

Other sources of information

Developing our portfolio

The current marine and fisheries portfolio of statistics is small and focuses on sea fisheries, although the environmental portfolio of statistics includes some official statistics on the state of the marine environment (e.g. the UK Biodiversity Indicators).

International and domestic agreements, such as OSPAR and the UK Marine Strategy, produce a much more extensive set of indicators on the state of the marine environment and we are currently exploring the potential need for official statistics on the state of the marine environment.

As for the Defra Group portfolio as a whole, we will continue to invest in developing our understanding of user needs and therefore to find the best future balance between compendiums of statistics, regular statistical releases on specific topic and supporting data releases.

Published 1 October 2018