Scotland's marine economic statistics 2016

The publication presents economic statistics for industrial categories defined as part of the marine sector.

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1 Gross Value Added (GVA) is a measure of the economic value generated by an industry or business. See the References and Glossary for details.

2 Scottish Annual Business Statistics (SABS) provides information on businesses' employment, turnover, purchases, approximate gross value added and labour costs.

3 The European Commission’s Data Collection Framework (DCF) establishes a European Community framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector and support for scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

4 The difference in GVA estimated using SABS and the Marine Scotland Aquaculture survey (along with CEFAS financial data) was over 100% in 2015. See Annex B: Methodology and source data for a discussion of this variation.

5 Scottish Marine Regions were introduced by The Scottish Marine Regions Order 2015. The boundaries identify the areas for preparing and adopting regional marine plans. See References section.

6 Scottish Transport Statistics, No 36, 2017 Edition,



9 CEFAS annually collects economic data on aquaculture under the Data Collection Framework (DCF) regulation (EU Regulation 2017/1004)



12 MMO collate the UK data returns on fishing. Scottish data is provided to MMO and the Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics are extracted from the MMO database.


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