Fisheries

4. Fisheries and aquaculture production

4. Fisheries and aquaculture production

4. Fisheries and aquaculture production

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The EU is the fifth largest producer worldwide, accounting for about 3.2% of global fisheries and aquaculture production. 80% of production comes from fisheries and 20% from aquaculture.

Spain, the United Kingdom, France and Denmark are the largest producers in terms of volume in the EU.

Main world producers (2013)
(catches and aquaculture)

(volume in 1000 tonnes live weight and percentage of total)

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Aquaculture
Total production % total
China 16.558 57.113 73.671 38,63%
Indonesia 6.120 13.147 19.267 10,10%
India 4.645 4.554 9.199 4,82%
EU-28 4.842 1.211 6.053 3,17%
Viet Nam 2.804 3.294 6.098 3,20%
Peru 5.876 126 6.002 3,15%
United States of America 5.242 441 5.683 2,98%
Japan 3.742 1.027 4.769 2,50%
Myanmar 3.787 931 4.718 2,47%
Philippines 2.335 2.373 4.709 2,47%
Russian Federation 4.351 156 4.507 2,36%
Norway 2.229 1.248 3.476 1,82%
Bangladesh 1.550 1.860 3.410 1,79%
Chile 2.289 1.046 3.335 1,75%
Others (*) 27.193 8.606 35.799 18,77%
Total 93.563 97.134 190.697 100,00%
 

(*) FAO estimate.
Source: Eurostat for fishery EU-28 and FAO for other countries and EU aquaculture and catched of AT, CZ, HU, SK.