Shetland continues to make a significant contribution to Scotland’s growing aquaculture industry. Over 30,000 tonnes of salmon are harvested on Shetland, equating to 25% of Scotland’s total production volumes, and valued at over £150 million. While Scotland’s mussel sector is dominated by Shetland producers with over 6,500 tonnes of mussels grown in Shetland, accounting for 81% of Scottish mussel production.
Inward investment opportunities exist in both fisheries and aquaculture for value add and supply chain development, for example, marine engineering and technology, ship chandlery and supplies, fish health and logistics.
Email Rachel Hunter at Highlands and Islands Enterprise to find out more at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call +44 (0)1595 744 908.