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Oceans and fisheries

Fisheries and aquaculture production

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The EU is the fifth largest producer worldwide, accounting for about 3.3% of global fisheries and aquaculture production. 80% of this 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 (2017)
(catches and aquaculture)

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

CountryCATCHESAquacultureTotal production% total
China15 57664 35879 93538.93%
Indonesia6 73615 89622 63211.02%
India5 4506 18211 6325.669%
Vietnam3 2773 8317 1083.465%
EU-285 4281 3726 8003.31%
United States5 0404395 4802.67%
Russia4 8781865 0652.47%
Japan3 2741 0214 2952.09%
Peru4 1851004 2852.09%
Bangladesh1 8012 3334 1342.01%
Philippines1 8892 2374 1272.01%
Norway2 5331 3083 8411.87%
South Korea1 3652 3063 6721.79%
Chile2 3341 2193 5541.73%
Myanmar/Burma2 1501 0483 1991.56%
Thailand1 4798892 3691.15%
Others25 9797 23233 21116.17%
Total93 381111 965205 346100%

NB: FAO estimates for non-EU countries.
Source: Eumofa, based on Eurostat and FAO.