Publication - Statistics

Scottish Shellfish Farm Production Survey 2020

Published: 30 Jun 2021
Directorate:
Marine Scotland Directorate
Part of:
Marine and fisheries
ISBN:
9781802011029

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.

Scottish Shellfish Farm Production Survey 2020
Employment

Employment

The industry employed 142 full-time and 158 part-time and casual workers during 2020. The number of full-time staff increased by six while the number of part-time and casual employees increased by 17 compared with 2019. The regional breakdown of employment is given in Table 7. The number of people employed by the shellfish farming industry in Scotland increased by 8% from the 2019 total of 277.

Table 8 - Regional employment 2020.
Businesses Staff
Region Full-time Male Full-time Female Part-time Male Part-time Female Casual Male Casual Female Total
Highland 43 17 1 23 7 6 3 57
Orkney 5 4 1 0 0 3 0 8
Shetland 24 56 2 10 11 17 6 102
Strathclyde 41 35 9 26 14 17 7 108
Western Isles 12 16 1 4 1 3 0 25
Scotland 125 128 14 63 33 46 16 300

Contact

Email: lorna.munro@gov.scot