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Aquaculture

Aquaculture is an increasingly important industry for Scotland, helping to sustain economic growth in the rural and coastal communities of the north and west. Involving the farming or culturing of fish, molluscs, crustaceans and seaweed, aquaculture produces our most valuable food export. The Scottish aquaculture industry is led by Atlantic salmon farming, but also produces significant quantities of Rainbow trout and mussels.

The Scottish Government supports the Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group as it seeks to deliver the industry’s growth strategy by 2030. The strategy aims to:

  • double  the economic contribution of the sector from £1.8 billion in 2016, to £3.6 billion by 2030

  • double the number of jobs to 18,000 by 2030

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Aquaculture Strategy

Scottish Aquaculture

Find out more about the Framework and its themes

EU & International

Aquaculture Bill

Read about Scotland's role in European & international aquaculture

Fish Health

FHI

Information and details about the work of the Inspectorate

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Running a Fish Farm

Running a Fish Farm

Information and details about how to set up and run a fish farm

Working Groups

MGA

Find out about the roles of the different working groups on aquaculture

Historial Working Group 

Science & Research

Research

Read about the role of science in aquaculture and the marine environment