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Rents & charges

Aquaculture charges depend on net gutted weight for finfish (e.g. currently we charge £27.50 per tonne for salmon) and species, length of rope and other types of equipment for shellfish (e.g. currently for mussels we charge 20 pence per metre with a minimum charge of £135pa).

Both finfish and shellfish rents are reviewed every five years by an independent expert and we commit to accept the recommendations of each review.

Outer Isles farms (Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland) receive a ten per cent reduction to reflect their higher costs.