Three of the four main fishing ports in the North-east have seen their fish landing stocks fall.
Peterhead, Buckie and Fraserburgh all saw disappointing figures, however Aberdeen was the only port to encounter an increase in 2015.
Fraserburgh – the largest shellfish port in Europe – saw the largest decrease over the period, down 31.7% with just over £27.3 million taken in.
Peterhead – the largest white fish port in Europe – saw the largest intake of fish across the whole of Scotland with over £123.8m, however, that was down 24.5%.
The drop was due to a fire at Northbay Pelagic fish processing plant.
The Peterhead plant burned to the ground in January 2015.
Buckie landing numbers were down 17.8%, but Aberdeen bucked the trend and increased landings by 14.8%.
Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, said: “These figures illustrate the volatility of our fisheries and the continual challenges faced by our fishermen.
“Our mackerel and herring fishermen were hit by difficulties outwith their control in some key export markets, whilst for the shellfish sector prawns proved scarce last year and the full quota wasn’t taken.
“The figures underline the need for sensible regulatory policies and long-term management plans to ensure there is a degree of stability in catching.
“With Brexit now looming, we have a real sea of opportunity to regain control of our fisheries and put in place a management regime that will bring real benefits to our coastal communities.”
Fraserburgh councillor Brian Topping said it was disappointing to see the figures but it was expected.
He said: “There has been a gradual downturn in the fishing industry in Fraserburgh so I think something needs to be done.”
Jimmy Buchan from the hit show Trawlermen was optimistic about the future of the fishing industry.
He said: “Personally there was a dip in the number of langoustines caught but this year has been a lot better and I think this time next year we will be talking about much more positive figures.”