The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation has published the results of a study commissioned to explore the sector’s contribution to the Scottish economy.
The independent research, carried out by economist Richard March (4-consulting), reveals that industry pays £50 million in corporation tax and a further £24 million in income tax and national insurance.
With an annual turnover of over £1 billion the sector, which has ambitious plans for growth, directly employs 2,300 people in some of Scotland’s most remote, rural economies.
The report also concludes that the average salary for workers in the salmon farming sector is £34,000.
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