Fisheries

4. Fisheries and aquaculture production

4. Fisheries and aquaculture production

4. Fisheries and aquaculture production

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The EU is the fourth largest producer worldwide, accounting for about 3.1% of global fisheries and aquaculture production. 80% of production comes from fisheries and 20% from aquaculture.

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

Main world producers (2015)
(catches and aquaculture)

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

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Aquaculture
Total production % total
China 17 853 61 536 79 389 37.69%
Indonesia 6 565 15 649 22 214 10.55%
India 4 862 5 238 10 100 4.79%
EU-28 5 160 1 307 6 467 3.07%
Vietnam 2 757 3 450 6 207 2.95%
United States 5 045 425 5 471 2.60%
Peru 4 838 90 4 929 2.34%
Japan 3 553 1 103 4 656 2.21%
Russia 4 463 153 4 617 2.19%
Philippines 2 154 2 348 4 503 2.14%
Norway 2 441 1 380 3 821 1.81%
Bangladesh 1 623 2 060 3 684 1.75%
South Korea 1 656 1 676 3 333 1.58%
Chile 2 132 1 057 3 190 1.51%
Myanmar/Burma (*) 1 953 999 2 953 1.40%
Thailand 1 693 897 2 590 1.23%
Malaysia 1 496 506 2 003 0.95%
Others (*) 34 399 6 127 40 527 19.24%
Total 104 650 106 009 210 660 100%
 

(*) FAO estimate.
Source: For EU-28 catches: Eurostat for all MS except CZ, HU, AT and SK. (These data do not include inland water catches.)
For inland water catches for CZ, HU, AT and SK only: FAO.
For EU-28 aquaculture: Eurostat and Eumofa.
For other countries: FAO.