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Oceans and fisheries

Fisheries and aquaculture production

The EU is the fifth largest fisheries and aquaculture producer worldwide, accounting for about 3% of global production. 78% of this production comes from fisheries and 22% from aquaculture.

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

Main world producers (2019)
(catches and aquaculture)

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

CountryCatchesAquacultureTotal production% Total
China14 16964 42382 59338.66%
Indonesia7 52415 89323 41810.96%
India5 4777 80013 2776.22%
Vietnam3 4294 4557 8843.69%
EU-284 8241 3666 1912.90%
United States4 8034905 2932.48%
Russia4 9832485 2312.45%
Peru4 8511535 0052.34%
Philippines2 0562 3584 4142.07%
Bangladesh1 8952 4884 3842.05%
Japan3 2309434 1741.95%
Norway2 4721 4533 9251.84%
Chile2 3761 4073 7831.77%
South Korea1 3662 4063 7731.77%
Myanmar1 9511 0823 0331.42%
Thailand1 5429642 5061.17%
Others26 5638 16734 73116.26%
Total93 519120 103213 623100%

NB: FAO estimates for non-EU countries.
Source: Eumofa elaboration of Eurostat and FAO data.