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Fishing Catches: Shellfish

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what tonnage of (a) lobster, (b) shellfish and (c) shrimp was landed by the UK fishing fleet in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available. (249051)

Live weight landings of shellfish into the UK and abroad by UK registered fishing vessels for 2007 are shown in the following table.

Species

Live weight (Thousand tonnes)

Lobster

2.8

Shrimps

1.4

Other shellfish

141.6

Total

145.8