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Portland Harbour – Aquaculture Assessment

Project Location: United Kingdom
Project Date: 2017
Project Funding: Portland Harbour
Project Summary: Aquaculture Potential Assessment

MEP were contracted by the Portland Harbour Authority to assess the potential for aquaculture development now and into the future. This work was based on both a visual inspection of the port, followed by a desk-based review.

For each species of Molluscs, Crustaceans, Finfish and Macroalgae considered, a SWOT analysis was completed and recommendations were made on whether aquaculture opportunities exist in Portland Harbour. Species and production techniques were considered in detail and conclusions made on the most suitable for Portland Bay. Likely areas of production were also identified.