Geog fishing MGD for edexcel revision

Geog fishing MGD for edexcel revision

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Section A ­ getting to know the region
Moray and Aberdeenshire are located in Scotland, north east of the
uk. Only 25 % of the population live in urban areas. It is a very rural
place because there are few transport links with few motorways to
the rest of the UK, which makes it hard to access.
The 5 main types of employment in the area are fishing, farming,
food processing, whisky making, RAF and tourism.
There is a lot of unemployment in the area due to job cuts in the
RAF, and most of the work being seasonal labour.
The 2 biggest problems in the area are fishing and tourism.
Landscape unlike most of Scotland the region is lowland and its
soils are fertile which makes good farmland.
Climate the climate is nicer than the rest of Scotland which
makes its suitable for tourism.
Isolation the region has no motorways and few dual carriageways,
so industries in the region have to take their products long
distances by road, this takes a long time and adds to cost.
Population the region is mainly rural and there are no large
towns. In the east where fishing has been important there has been
a small decline, in west there has been an increase where people
are retiring. There are a low number of middle aged groups due to a
lack of employment which results in them moving out

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Section b : the issues
The fishing industry has declined and this has been one of the main
sources of income. The causes of a decline in fishing:
Overfishing many years of fishing for mackerel and herring in the
North Sea has resulted in few fish left, and this has resulted in rapid
growth of bottom trawling.
Technology and large boats boats are getting bigger. They have
powerful engines to drag enormous fishing gear and are able to
catch more in a shorter period.…read more

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Primary employment traditional work is primary eg farming
and fishing, the land is high quality farmland.
Secondary employment food processing is the biggest
manufacturing industry
The whisky industry the whisky has been declining recently;
because people aged 18-30 prefer vodka.…read more

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There is a range of older properties in fishing villages which are
attractive for tourists.
Former fishing warehouses could be converted for retail, holiday
lets or office spaces.
Better availability of rural broadband would help make the
remoteness of the region less of a problem for local businesses.
Quality of the regions food
Its fishing and farming industries could give the region a food
brand. Seafood and whisky could do this, like Cornwall has.…read more

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