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Scottish Shellfish Farm Production Survey 2011

Scottish Shellfish Farm Production Survey 2011 produced by Marine Scotland Science

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// EMPLOYMENT

The industry employed 171 full-time, 172 part-time and casual workers during 2011, a decrease of 15 full-time and 41 part-time and casual employees since 2010. The regional breakdown of employment is given in Table 7. The number of people employed by the shellfish farming industry in Scotland fell by 14%, after 2010 total of 399. This decrease in employment can be attributed to the reduced number of authorised businesses in 2011.

TABLE 7
REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT 2011.

Region Businesses Staff
Full-time Male Full-time Female Part-time Male Part-time Female Casual Male Casual Female Total
Highland 46 21 2 25 7 11 1 67
Orkney 5 3 0 1 0 2 0 6
Shetland 29 55 6 30 16 13 2 122
Strathclyde 56 64 6 28 5 14 1 118
Western Isles 17 13 1 13 2 1 0 30
Scotland 153 156 15 97 30 41 4 343

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