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Welcome to Scotland's Aquaculture website

Aquaculture is an industry of growing importance in Scotland providing valuable jobs and income for the economy. The Scottish aquaculture industry is regulated with a view to promoting food safety, compliance with legislation and sustainability.

This website has been developed in partnership by the following organisations to provide access to a range of information about aquaculture in Scotland:

The Crown Estate Scotland The Food Standards Agency SEPA Marine Scotland

Information can be found by looking at the map or by searching the data. We hope that you find this a useful source of information. If you have a question or feedback about this website you can contact us.

  • Scotland's Aquaculture

    Scotland's Aquaculture
    Aquaculture is a growing industry that provides valuable jobs and income for the Scottish economy.

  • Finfish Farming

    Fish Farming in the Sea
    Our marine fish farms are mainly on the West and North mainland coasts and in the Western, Orkney and Shetland islands.

  • Freshwater Fish Farming

    Freshwater Fish Farming
    When they have reached a certain size, young salmon are transferred to cage sites in freshwater lochs.

  • Shellfish Farming

    Shellfish Farming
    The irregular coastline of Scotland offers many ideal sites for shellfish production such as long line mussel farms.