Record Fish Landings at Peterhead


Peterhead Port Authority has consolidated it's position as the UK’s top fishing port in 2010.

For the fifth consecutive year the port achieved a record value of fish landings - worth in excess of £148 million. This compares to £100m in 2006. This was bettered in 2007 with total throughput values of £114 million and improved again in 2008 when the total exceeded £127 million. In 2009 the value was £129 million.

Peterhead was the top port in the UK for both white and pelagic fish species. Whitefish accounted for £71'm of which £13'm was landed elsewhere and consigned by road to be sold at Peterhead fishmarket. Shellfish values increased to £10.4'million, and pelagic species were £67'm, despite cuts to the UK quotas. Pelagic tonnages were boosted by the addition of a range of new species to the port such as blue whiting, sprats, and capelin.

“There can be no doubt that the record results achieved in 2010 are a great boost for the port as it strives to bring forward major expansion plans. These have only been possible because of the fantastic services and facilities at Peterhead, delivered through past investments and the quality of service provided by our highly trained, dedicated and professional staff ” said John Wallace, Chief Executive of Peterhead Port Authority.

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