Eurostat update: Norway and Iceland confirmed as biggest fishery nations in Europe

Published 21-12-2012
In 2010, Norwegian and Icelandic vessels caught 2 563 and 1 063 tonnes of fish respectively. As a comparison, the two countries' combined catches were the equivalent of 73.3 % of total EU catches (4 944 tonnes). The largest fishery nations in the European Union were Denmark (828 tonnes) and Spain (739 tonnes).

Data on European fishery for the last 15 years are shown in the 2012 edition of the Pocketbook on Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry Statistics issued by Eurostat. What types of farming exist in Europe? How many farms are organic? How many people work in the forestry sector? The Pocketbook gives you the answers to these and similar questions based on the most recent data available.

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