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Scottish Fish Farm Production Survey 2011

Scottish Fish Farm Production Survey 2011

Monday, September 10, 2012

ISBN: 9781782560357

The annual production survey of fish farms in Scotland for 2011 was carried out by Marine Scotland Science (MSS). This survey collates annual production data from Scottish fin fish farm sites operated by authorised aquaculture production businesses. Surveys conducted by other organisations are produced independently of MSS and may not be directly comparable. The production tonnage obtained is for the wet weight of fish at harvest.

Executive Summary

The annual production survey of fish farms in Scotland for 2011 was carried out

by Marine Scotland Science (MSS). This survey collates annual production data from

Scottish fin fish farm sites operated by authorised aquaculture production businesses.

Surveys conducted by other organisations are produced independently of MSS and may

not be directly comparable. The production tonnage obtained is for the wet weight of

fish at harvest.

Responses to questionnaires from Scottish fish farming companies covering the period

1st January to 31st December 2011 are summarised in this survey. The questionnaires

are given in Appendix 1a-d. The survey is structured to allow readers to follow industry

trends within the trout, salmon and other farmed species sectors. Some statistics

are given for the 21-year period 1991-2011. Data from previous years have been

reassessed and updated where necessary. To allow direct comparison to data provided

in previous surveys, production information by region is presented in defined areas.

The cooperation of the fish farming industry in completing the questionnaires is

gratefully acknowledged.