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Scottish Shellfish Farm Production Survey 2021

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 141 full-time and 162 part-time and casual workers during 2021. The number of full-time staff remained the same while the number of part-time and casual employees increased by three compared with 2020. The regional breakdown of employment is given in Table 8. The number of people employed by the shellfish farming industry in Scotland increased by 1% from the 2020 total of 300.

Table 8 Regional employment 2021.
Region Businesses Staff
Full-time Male Full-time Female Part-time Male Part-time Female Casual Male Casual Female Total
Highland 41 16 2 22 6 10 5 61
Orkney 4 5 3 0 1 2 3 14
Shetland 24 54 1 14 12 16 4 101
Strathclyde 40 37 7 34 8 15 3 104
Western Isles 11 15 1 7 0 0 0 23
Scotland 120 127 14 77 27 43 15 303

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Email: lorna.munro@gov.scot

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