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Overall landings of demersal (near bottom living) fish totalled 1,894 tonnes, with a first sale value of £3.18 million. In terms of pelagic (mid
water living) species, there is a relatively small fishery for herring Clupea harengus in the Irish Sea, with landings into Northern Irish ports in
2008 of 5,722 tonnes, valued at £1.34 million. Inshore fisheries include lobster Homarus gammarus, king scallops Pecten maximus, cockles Cerastoderma edule and oysters Ostrea edulis and a variety of crabs and shrimps, with a total of 3,010 tonnes recorded in 2008, having a
combined value of £3.2 million.