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Spain leads Europe in aquaculture production, latest USDA FAS report reveals

In 2004, aquaculture in the EU-15 represented 95% of total EU-25 production, with Spain (26%), France (18%), U.K. (15%) and Italy (9%) being the major contributors

January 17, 2008

Spain leads Europe in aquaculture production, latest USDA FAS report reveals

 

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Fishery Products Country Reports from Attachés has released its latest (2004) Annual Report on EU fisheries and aquaculture policy & statistics.

This report gives an overview of the current situation in the EU fishery sector, provides information on the EU's import requirements and statistical data on EU fish catches, aquaculture, and imports and exports.

In 2004, the EU-25 aquaculture sector represented 18.8% of the total fisheries production. The main activities in EU aquaculture are sea fish farming, marine shellfish farming and fish farming in fresh water.

In 2004, 45% of the total EU-25 aquaculture production was of fish and 55% of mollusks. 78% of aquaculture species were produced in marine waters: 63% from the Atlantic and 15% from the Mediterranean. Inland waters accounted for 22% of the production.

In 2004, aquaculture in the EU-15 represented 95% of total EU-25 production, with Spain (26%), France (18%), U.K. (15%) and Italy (9%) being the major contributors.

Main species produced in the EU-25 are mussels and oysters, salmon, rainbow trout, seabream and common carp. Over 99% of the aquaculture production in the 10 new member states is of fish, mainly carp and trout.

Read the full report  (PDF).

 

Other recent FAS reports from attachés:

Brazil - Fishery Products Annual BR7601 (01/04/2007) (PDF)

Philippines - Ban on Pacific White Shrimp Lifted RP7002 (01/12/2007)  (PDF)

Russian Federation - Market Trends for Fish Snacks RS6073 (01/11/2007) (PDF)

Spain - Fishery Products Annual SP6037 (01/11/2007) (PDF)

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