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.
GOV.UK offers the most recent statistics Defra has published. Our previous statistical releases are available on the National Archives.
Corporate procedures and standards
The UK Statistics Authority assess whether or not producers of official statistics have complied with the Code of Practice. Official statistics that have been assessed against the Code of Practice and found to be compliant with it can be designated as National Statistics. Reports of all assessments are published on the UK Statistics Authority website.
We produce statistics in accordance with the statutory and other arrangements described in the document How National and Official Statistics are Assured. Details on how we do this are set out in the publications below.