The farmed salmon sector contributes over £640 million to the Scottish economy every year through direct, indirect and induced impacts. It turns over in excess of £1 billion worth of Scottish salmon at the farm gate providing direct employment for over 2,500 people in farming.
Primary production is focussed around the west coast, highland and islands in remote and rural areas of Scotland but the supply chain reaches every constituency across the country. Over £370 million is spent annually with over 3,600 Scottish companies.
The economic quarterly provides a sector overview on some key data available giving some indication of the size, scale, and breadth of factors facing the salmon farming sector.