2. The Survey
Three different surveys were carried out in October 2020 on the following sectors/industries:
- Sea-fishing – covering a range of businesses, including both small scale inshore fisheries, and larger scale fisheries.
- Aquaculture – covering business in both finfish and shellfish.
- Recreational fisheries – covering businesses boards, trusts and associations.
The survey asks questions about business's turnover, cash flow, costs and trade impacts, employment, whether business have applied and receive government rescue funding and outlook on survival and employment prospects in order to provide a snapshot of the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on these businesses. This report provides an assessment of the results.