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Mussels

Volume 227: debated on Friday 2 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the weight in tonnes and the value of mussel landings annually at Scottish ports from 1968; and if he will provide information on the mussel fishing effort by port over the same period.

[holding answer 1 July 1993]: The weight and value of mussel landings into Scottish ports for the years 1968 to 1992 are set out in the table. Effort data are not available.

Mussels
YearWeightValue £
19684158,100
19692926,400
19702113,600
19712938,600
197251510,800
197356713,400
197456917,300
197570419,800
197675023,600
197788926,400
197892236,200
197981933,700
198052631,600
198114618,000
1982507,900
1983336,500
1984234,700
198531225,300
19861,333147,500
198738454,100
19881,224119,000
19891,063138,300
19901,468193,400
19912,794417,900
19923,067640,400
Weight = Standard landed weight tonnes (metric).