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Scottish Shellfish Farm Production Survey 2019

This report is based on the returns of an annual survey questionnaire sent to all active authorised shellfish farming businesses in Scotland. Statistics on employment, production and value of shellfish from Scottish shellfish farms are presented.

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Scottish Shellfish Farm Production Survey 2019
Appendix 2: Scottish Marine Regions

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Appendix 2: Scottish Marine Regions

Scottish Marine Regions
Scottish Marine Regions
Mussel Production by Scottish Marine Region (Tonnage and Value)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Scottish Marine Region Tonnage Value £ Tonnage Value £ Tonnage Value £ Tonnage Value £ Tonnage Value £ Tonnage Value £ Tonnage Value £ Tonnage Value £ Tonnage Value £ Tonnage Value £
Argyll & Clyde 1,347 1,574,643 710 967,730 323 436,696 770 1,024,100 755 985,275 491 641,246 615 850,545 631 803,894 442 513,604 363 333,960
Outer Hebrides 1,264 1,477,616 1,001 1,364,363 629 850,408 528 702,240 411 536,355 718 937,708 727 1,005,441 396 504,504 555 644,910 544 500,480
Shetland Isles 3,349 3,914,981 4,567 6,224,821 4,340 5,867,680 4,337 5,768,210 5,919 7,724,295 5,565 7,267,890 5,686 7,863,738 6,647 8,468,278 5,160 5,995,920 5,324 4,898,080
West Highlands, Moray Firth & North Coast 1,239 1,448,391 718 978,634 985 1,331,720 1,122 1,492,260 598 780,390 496 647,776 704 973,632 558 710,892 717 833,154 468 430,560
All Scotland 7,199 8,415,631 6,996 9,535,548 6,277 8,486,504 6,757 8,986,810 7,683 10,026,315 7,270 9,494,620 7,732 10,693,356 8,232 10,487,568 6,874 7,987,588 6,699 6,163,080

Footnote - Figures for Argyll & Clyde and the West Highlands, Moray Firth & the North Coast have been merged due to commercial confidentiality. Average prices (real) have been adjusted for inflation based on 2019 price estimates.

Mussel Production by Scottish Marine Region / Mussel Production Value (£) by Scottish Marine Region
Mussel Production by Scottish Marine Region / Mussel Production Value (£) by Scottish Marine Region

Pacific Oyster Production by Scottish Marine Region (Number of Shells and Value)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Scottish Marine Region No. of Shells (000s) Value (£) No. of Shells (000s) Value (£) No. of Shells (000s) Value (£) No. of Shells (000s) Value (£) No. of Shells (000s) Value (£) No. of Shells (000s) Value (£) No. of Shells (000s) Value (£) No. of Shells (000s) Value (£) No. of Shells (000s) Value (£) No. of Shells (000s) Value (£)
Argyll 2,145 772,200 2,155 991,300 1,837 734,800 1,172 433,640 1,549 557,640 1,884 791,280 1,774 727,340 2,857 1,199,940 1,672 635,360 2,274 773,160
Clyde 384 138,240 480 220,800 485 194,000 331 122,470 404 145,440 249 104,580 369 151,290 229 96,180 304 115,520 177 56,100
Outer Hebrides 3 1,080 15 6,900 46 18,400 19 7,030 26 9,360 4 1,680 70 28,700 149 62,580 268 101,840 411 139,740
Shetland Isles 30 10,800 25 11,500 15 6,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Highlands & North Coast 446 160,560 461 212,060 323 129,200 369 136,530 1,413 508,680 556 233,520 1,321 541,610 1,799 755,580 1,787 679,060 1,760 598,400
All Scotland 3,008 1,082,880 3,136 1,442,560 2,706 1,082,400 1,891 699,670 3,392 1,221,120 2,693 1,131,060 3,534 1,448,940 5,034 2,114,280 4,031 1,531,780 4,622 1,567,400

Footnote - Figures for West Highlands & the North Coast have been merged due to commercial confidentiality. Average prices (real) have been adjusted for inflation based on 2019 price estimates.

Pacific Oyster Production by Scottish Marine Region / Pacific Oyster Production Value (£) by Scottish Marine Region
Pacific Oyster Production by Scottish Marine Region / Pacific Oyster Production Value (£) by Scottish Marine Region
Other Scottish Shellfish Production (Number of Shells and Value)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Species No. of Shells (000s) Value (£) No. of Shells (000s) Value (£) No. of Shells (000s) Value (£) No. of Shells (000s) Value (£) No. of Shells (000s) Value (£) No. of Shells (000s) Value (£) No. of Shells (000s) Value (£) No. of Shells (000s) Value (£) No. of Shells (000s) Value (£) No. of Shells (000s) Value (£)
Native Oyster 350 143,500 350 161,000 317 215,560 260 174,200 242 157,300 200 128,000 201 128,640 200 124,000 142 86,620 103 61,800
Queen Scallop 184 33,120 27 2,970 10 1,200 33 5,610 18 2,880 33 3,960 155 20,150 273 32,760 18 2,340 100 2,340
Scallop 64 52,480 78 102,960 58 73,080 40 57,200 48 67,200 30 60,900 35 75,600 47 89,770 31 57,970 26 47,840
All Scotland 598 229,100 455 266,930 385 289,840 333 237,010 308 227,380 263 192,860 391 224,390 520 246,530 191 146,930 229 111,980

Footnote - Other shellfish species including native oyster (Argyll & Solway), queen scallop (Clyde & West Highlands) and scallop (Argyll & West Highlands) were also produced however these figures cannot be attributed to Scottish Marine Regions due to commercial confidentiality. Average prices (real) have been adjusted for inflation based on 2019 price estimates.

Other Scottish Shellfish Production / Other Scottish Shellfish Production Value (£)
Other Scottish Shellfish Production / Other Scottish Shellfish Production Value (£)

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