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Scottish shellfish farm production survey 2018

Report based on returns of an annual survey questionnaire sent to all active authorised shellfish farming businesses in Scotland.

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Employment

The industry employed 137 full-time and 161 part-time and casual workers during 2018. The number of full-time staff decreased by nine and the number of part-time and casual employees decreased by 21 compared with 2017. The regional breakdown of employment is given in Table 7. The number of people employed by the shellfish farming industry in Scotland decreased by 9% from the 2017 total of 328. 

Table 7: Regional Employment 2018.

Region Businesses Staff Total
Full-time Male Full-time Female Part-time Male Part-time Female Casual Male Casual Female
Highland 45 14 2 22 3 16 3 60
Orkney 3 0 0 0 2 3 0 5
Shetland 23 57 2 12 9 17 0 97
Strathclyde 45 37 6 28 8 16 5 100
Western Isles 14 18 1 12 2 2 1 36
Scotland 130 126 11 74 24 54 9 298

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Email: lorna.munro@gov.scot

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