Fisheries – Overview

Introduction

Image illustrating a fishing ship

What information can I find here?

Eurostat statistics on fisheries contain data for the EU, the Member States, Iceland and Norway on:

  • catches of fish products made by vessels in fishing regions;
  • aquaculture production, both in marine and fresh-water;
  • landings of fishery products in ports;
  • Fishing fleet.

The current common fisheries policy (CFP) in the EU aims at an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable use of the common resource including aquaculture production. The CFP is a set of rules for managing European fishing fleets and for conserving fish stocks. Designed to manage a common resource, it gives all European fishing fleets equal access to EU waters and fishing grounds and allows fishermen to compete fairly. The current policy stipulates that between 2015 and 2020 catch limits should be set that are sustainable and maintain fish stocks in the long term.

> read more

Highlights

Icon © Fine Art / Shutterstock.com

Have your say!

You are a user of fisheries and aquaculture statistics? Please tell us what you think about Eurostat fisheries statistics. Take part in the public consultation!

Cover of the publication ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishery statistics – 2018 edition'

Dive into the world of fisheries statistics

Our 2018 edition of the statistical book on 'Agriculture, forestry and fishery statistics' provides the latest in-depth analyses in an easy to understand form, accompanied by several colourful infographics.

Illustration for fishing © Kenshi991 / Shutterstock

Explore our fisheries-related articles

Not a ‘data-type’ person, but want to know more about fishery and aquaculture statistics? No problem. Check out our Statistics Explained articles.

Poster Fishery statistics

What are you interested in?

Not sure what statistics we have? Our colourful poster will give your more insights!

Direct access to...

Explore Further

Icon illustrating agriculture

Agricultural statistics

Browse this section of our website dedicated to statistics on agriculture. 

Logo European Commission

The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)

Explore this webpage of the European Commission providing detailed information on the Common Fisheries Policy.