Aquaculture in Scotland is diverse, from the farming of salmon and other finfish species, to the production of mussels and oysters and the harvesting of seaweed. The industry is a success story in Scotland and salmon is the country’s top food export.
In order to build on this success, a group of leading businesses and organisations in Scotland’s aquaculture industry have come together for the first time to create an ambitious new growth strategy for the sector – Aquaculture Growth to 2030.
The Aquaculture 2030 Strategy identifies key actions required to double the economic contribution of the industry from £1.8 billion in 2016, to £3.6 billion by 2030. It is estimated this will generate over 9,000 new jobs in the sector and establish Scotland as a global leader in the industry.
The strategy, developed after industry-wide consultation, sets out key recommendations for action by both the industry itself and government.
An Industry Leadership Group has now been established to oversee the delivery of Aquaculture 2030. This website will capture its work and progress.
The role and remit of the Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group is to deliver the growth strategy – Aquaculture Growth to 2030. It meets quarterly to monitor and drive, progress on the strategy.
Co-chaired by Stewart Graham, Managing Director, Gael Force Group, and Jim Gallagher, Managing Director of Scottish Sea Farms, it comprises senior figures from across the wider industry, including supply chain and processors, and salmon, trout and shellfish producers, and major public-sector stakeholders.
News & Updates
Scotland’s aquaculture sector could expand beyond inshore waters in the next few years, in a move that could boost the sector’s economic value by around £3.7m, creating more jobs.
Leading aquaculture equipment supply firm, Gael Force Group Limited, has secured a £457,000 contribution from the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), more than half of which is from the agency’s Accelerating Aquaculture Innovation (AAI) fund.
The public sector funding was announced today (Friday 7 December) by Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, during a visit to the company’s… Read more
Floor 3, Venue Studios, 21 Calton Road, Edinburgh EH8 8DL
+44 (0)131 202 6621