About the aquaculture sector

Ambitions for growth

Adding value to Scotland's economy and local communities

The Scottish aquaculture sector has ambitions for sustainable growth – in terms of production values, capacity, exports, revenue and job creation.

As one of eight innovation centres introduced by the Scottish Government to drive growth in areas of key economic and social importance, we work alongside the sector to help it achieve these ambitions.

SAIC supports this through:

  • Connecting industry with academia to encourage collaboration on the priority issues;
  • Sharing the insights and knowledge gleaned with the wider sector;
  • Attracting additional UK and EU funding into Scottish aquaculture;
  • Encouraging new generations into the sector and developing those already working within Scottish aquaculture.


Current estimated value of Scottish aquaculture per annum