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.