Scottish Executive Department of Environment and Rural Affairs http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Departments/ERAD
Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency http://www.sfpa.gov.uk/
Fisheries Research Services ( FRS) http://www.marlab.ac.uk/
The Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) http://www.seafish.co.uk
Seafood Scotland http://www.seafoodscotland.org/
European Union Fisheries Website http://europa.eu.int/pol/fish/index_en.htm
ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Seas) http://www.ices.dk/indexnofla.asp
Scottish Enterprise http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/
Highlands and Islands Enterprise http://www.hie.co.uk
Improve Sector Skills Council http://www.improve/ltd.co.uk
A note on the data used throughout this publication:
The majority of data has been extracted from the SEERAD Fisheries Information Network ( FIN) which contains information recorded on all landings of sea fish into Scottish ports by both domestic and foreign vessels.
FIN also contains comprehensive vessel registration and licensing information which are used to determine the number of active vessels and information on crew compliments and main vessel fishing method.
This information is presented in greater detail in the Annual Scottish Fisheries Statistics publication; the 2003 edition ( ISBN: 0-7559-1059-1) may be downloaded from the Scottish Executive website.
Data relating to landings by the Scottish fishing fleet into ports in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and data relating to the activities of the remainder of the UK fleet has been obtained from a database maintained by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Landings by vessels based in foreign countries has been obtained from Eurostat ( http://epp.eurostat.cec.eu.int)
Photos used within this document are used with kind permission of Seafood Scotland, Seafish, Fisheries Research Service, the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency and the Scottish Parliament.