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