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Scottish Shell Fish Industry Due Diligence

Project Location: UK
Project Date: 2011
Project Funding: Private
Project Summary: Assessing the likely future, over the next 5-10 years, of the Scottish shellfish industry.


As part of the Due Diligence process, prior to the acquisition of a significant Seafood Processor in Scotland, a Venture Capital Fund commissioned this study. The likely future over the next 5-10 years of the Scottish shellfish industry was assessed, focusing particularly on Nephrops, scallops and brown crabs, including a semi-quantitative analysis of the probability and impact (positive or negative) of difference scenarios. The main likely sources of change considered in the report were i) stock status and management; and ii) the Scottish and EU regulatory framework.