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Scottish Shellfish Farm Production Survey 2019

This report is based on the returns of an annual survey questionnaire sent to all active authorised shellfish farming businesses in Scotland. Statistics on employment, production and value of shellfish from Scottish shellfish farms are presented.

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Employment

The industry employed 136 full-time and 141 part-time and casual workers during 2019. The number of full-time staff decreased by one and the number of part-time and casual employees decreased by 20 compared with 2018. The regional breakdown of employment is given in Table 7. The number of people employed by the shellfish farming industry in Scotland decreased by 7% from the 2018 total of 298.

Table 7 Regional employment 2019.
Region Businesses Staff
Full-time Male Full-time Female Part-time Male Part-time Female Casual Male Casual Female Total
Highland 44 14 1 31 4 7 2 59
Orkney 5 3 1 0 0 3 0 7
Shetland 23 56 2 7 9 14 1 89
Strathclyde 43 36 7 21 8 20 2 94
Western Isles 14 16 0 7 2 2 1 28
Scotland 129 125 11 66 23 46 6 277

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Email: lorna.munro@gov.scot

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