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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-03060
Asked by: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
Date lodged: 20 September 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00882 by Mairi Gougeon on 7 July 2021, how many wild wrasse landings there have been at each (a) creek and (b) aquaculture facility in each week since 1 May 2021, broken down by species and weight.

Current status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 28 September 2021


Answer

Between 1 May 2021 and 31 August 2021, there were 336 landings of wrasse, weighing a total of 36,363kg, recorded by 43 Scottish vessels into Scottish ports. Unfortunately, due to the small number of vessels involved, it is not possible to supply information by creek or week. Summary information on wrasse landings by month is given in the following tables. This information is provisional, based on management information and may be subject to change. Any numbers based on less than 5 vessels have been starred out in the tables below to preserve confidentiality.

Number of wrasse landings by Scottish vessels by month and district, 1 May 2021-31 August 2021.

 

May

June

July

August

Orkney

0

31

53

40

Portree

*

22

24

9

Stornoway

*

14

20

15

All other Districts

*

24

38

34

Scotland

12

91

135

98

Weight of wrasse landings in kilograms by Scottish vessels by month and district, 1 May 2021-31 August 2021.

 

May

June

July

August

Orkney

0

1562

4213

2367

Portree

*

2182

3182

929

Stornoway

*

1032

1407

1633

All other Districts

*

4539

6538

6221

Scotland

556

9316

15340

11151

Weight and species of wrasse landings in kilograms byScottish vessels by month and district, 1 May 2021-31 August 2021.

Species

May

June

July

August

Ballan Wrasse

451

8268

11731

7598

Corkwing Wrasse

72

525

1455

1821

Goldsinny-wrasse

22

323

1252

1323

Other and unspecified wrasse

10

201

902

410

All wrasse

556

9316

15340

11151

There are no landings into aquaculture facilities as fish are not directly landed there. Information is recorded on live fish movements to aquaculture facilities and this will include information on source and number but not individual wrasse species. Movement records are checked and copies collected during routine fish health surveillance inspections at aquaculture sites and not on a weekly basis.