Saturday, 30 May 2020

Ad hoc April 2020 Fisheries statistics released.

An additional, more timely, publication on UK fishing activity will be released monthly. This is in response to the coronavirus pandemic and figures will be published every month until further notice. This release is in addition to the monthly national statistics the MMO publishes.  

UK Fisheries statistics for April 2020

These statistics were pre-announced for publication at 9.30am on Tuesday 26 May. Unfortunately, these were not published until 2pm on Tuesday 26 May. The delay was due to a series of IT issues. The statistics were not available to anyone except the production team until they had been released on and were not altered at all between 9.30am and 2pm. In line with the Code of Practice for official statistics, this delay has been reported to the Good Practice Team in the Government Statistical Service. We apologise for any inconvenience this caused to our users. If the delay did affect you please let us know via our google form. The MMO stats team will ensure future releases are published on time.