Surveys to look at impact of coronavirus on marine businesses

September 29, 2020 by 3 Comments | Category Aquaculture, Fisheries, Freshwater Fisheries

A number of surveys have been launched to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Scotland’s marine sectors.

Marine Scotland has launched three separate surveys asking fisheries, recreational fisheries and aquaculture businesses, about the challenges they have faced as a result of COVID-19.

The surveys, which run until 12 October, ask questions about the financial and operational performance of businesses during the pandemic.

The results will be used to help provide a snapshot of the situation in marine industries and to shape future strategies and policies relating to the recovery response.

For further information or if you are having difficulties accessing the survey please email and provide your company name and email address.


COVID-19 Business Survey – Aquaculture

COVID-19 Business Survey – Fisheries

COVID-19 Business Survey – Recreational Fisheries

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  • David Proudfoot says:

    Is there a particular reason why no survey covers marine recreational sea angling including charter boats?

    • gillianprovan says:

      Hi sorry for the delay we would welcome any input from sea angling businesses. You can choose the category Recreational angling/ wild trout/coarse, and then indicate later on in the survey you are responding for sea anglers/charter boats.

  • Kenneth Brown says:

    The fresh prawn market is running at 55% return for the value of our catch not viable in anyone’s eyes.

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