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West of Scotland Marine Protected Area: business and regulatory impact assessment

Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) which looks at the social and economic impacts of the designation of the West of Scotland Marine Protected Area.

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West of Scotland Marine Protected Area: business and regulatory impact assessment
Annex C: Distribution of quantified economic costs - (Intermediate estimate unless otherwise specified)

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Annex C: Distribution of quantified economic costs - (Intermediate estimate unless otherwise specified)

Distribution of quantified economic costs for commercial fisheries and fish processors by location, age, and gender

Sector/
Impact
Location Age Gender
Regions Port (s) Rural, Urban,
Coastal or Island
Children Working Age Pensionable Age Male Female
Commercial Fisheries Reduction in landed value, GVA and employment, linked back to home port of vessels Regional share of total reductions in landings in Scotland: North: 0.1% North East: 22% West: < 0.1% South West: 0.2%Majority of reductions arise in England for intermediate scenario (77%) (Peterhead for upper scenario) Employment impacts in Scotland negligible under intermediate scenario. Largest absolute employment impact for intermediate estimate is at non-Scottish UK port: 2 FTEs x
Impacts concentrated in coastal areas; urban in North-East. 
x
Potential negative effect if parent loses job/ becomes unemployed
x 0 x
2 FTE job losses
x
Potential negative effect if member of household loses job/ becomes unemployed
Fish Processors Reduction in local landings at landing ports North-west region is most significantly affected in Scotland (intermediate scenario), North-east region in upper scenario In all ports, affected landings represent a very low proportion (up to 0.4%) of total landings, or have very low value.  x
Impacts concentrated in coastal areas; urban in North-East
x x 0 x
60% of processors male
x
40% of processors female

Impacts: xxx: significant negative effect;  xx: possible negative effects;  x: minimal negative effect, if any;   0: no noticeable effect expected.

Distribution of quantified economic costs for commercial fisheries and fish processors by group (Fishing, income, and social)

Sector/
Impact
Fishing Groups Income Group Social Groups
Vessel Category <12 m, >12 m Gear Types/Sector 10% Most Deprived Middle 80% 10% Most Affluent Crofters Ethnic Minorities With Disability or Long-Term Sick
Commercial fisheries Reduction in landed value, GVA and employment, linked back to home port of vessels Under intermediate and upper estimate –impacts on >12 m vessels  Main gear types affected for vessels are set nets. (Impact on pelagic vessels in upper scenario) x
Possible negative impact on 10% most deprived
x
Possible negative impact on middle income group
x
Possible negative impact on upper income group under upper scenario, but wage data not available to confirm
0 EU/EEA nationals account for 14% of employment on Scottish vessels, and non-EEA nationals 7% (mostly Philippino)[7]  0
No employment data but unlikely to be employed in fishing
Fish Processors Reduction in local landings at landing ports   x
Impacts are < 1% of landings at any port. 
x X 0 0 55% of employment in fish processing in Scotland is of EEA nationals, 2% of ‘other/ unknown’[8]  No breakdown of fish processing employment data around disability or long-term sick

Impacts: xxx: significant negative effect; xx: possible negative effects; x: minimal negative effect, if any; 0: no noticeable effect expected


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