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An assessment of the benefits to Scotland of aquaculture

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Alexander, KA and Gatward, I and Parker, A and Black, K and Boardman, A and Potts, T and Thompson, E, An assessment of the benefits to Scotland of aquaculture, Scottish Government, Imani and SRSL, Scotland (2014) [Contract Report]


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Abstract

Scottish aquaculture production is a pillar of rural industry in Scotland, and provides considerable benefit for fragile economic areas. Further, through its supply chain providing demand for feed, research, engineering, and downstream logistics and processing opportunities, it provides employment and revenue for a diverse range of sectors throughout Scotland. This assessment, commissioned by Marine Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise between July-December 2013, describes these benefits through the industry’s economic contribution including social, environmental, human, financial and physical capital.

Analysis was split into four work packages: a macro-level industry assessment; a Market Systems Approach analysing the whole market; a Sustainable Livelihoods Approach using a combination of interviews and questionnaires to investigate sustainability and benefits to communities; and a Value Matrix to summarise all available benefits provided by the aquaculture industry.

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Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:aquaculture, Scotland, value chain analysis, sustainable livelihoods approach, macroeconomics
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Other Studies in Human Society
Research Field:Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Alexander, KA (Dr Karen Alexander)
ID Code:107760
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2016-03-23
Last Modified:2017-10-11
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