Scotland's Marine Economic Statistics 2019

Statistics on the economic contributions of Scotland’s marine sectors in 2019. Includes a time series of Gross Value Added (GVA), turnover and employment for marine sectors. The supporting documents include: accessible tables, a summary topic sheet and a pdf version of the publication.

13. Other marine economic sectors

The information provided in this report is based on available, validated economic data sources. There are other sectors that contribute to the marine economy, such as research and development (R&D). However, because relevant data is not readily available it has not been possible to include them in this report. The estimates within this report are therefore likely to provide a lower bound of the economic value of Scotland’s marine economy.

The fishing section reports on commercial sea fisheries activity only. Economic activity from recreational sea angling is not included separately in this publication. However some elements of the economic activity from recreational sea angling may be covered within other sectors, such as marine tourism or renting and leasing of water equipment.

Renewable energy has continued to grow in Scotland and marine renewable energy (wind, wave and tidal) has increased by 456% in generation between 2014 and 2019[11]. For the first time this year we have included information of offshore wind turnover and employment in this report. We are still working on calculating GVA for offshore wind and sourcing economic information for the other offshore renewable energy sectors.

Seaweed harvesting is also a potential addition to future marine economy statistics reports, when data and appropriate methods have been developed.



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