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Fish and shellfish farming contributes £620 million to Scotland’s economy

Staff Writer |
The industry now supports more than 12,000 jobs, while production has increased by a third – from 142,000 to 188,000 tonnes – between 2006 and 2015.

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This is according to the Scottish Government and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) commissioned study.

Atlantic salmon production accounts for 90% of all economic impact, supporting 10,340 full-time equivalent jobs and generating £540 million in gross value added (GVA).

The contribution of other fish and shellfish species like trout, mussels and oysters is also considered as part of the study.

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