Fish catches decreased by 17.1%. The annual price of fish landed increased by 19.1%.
29 May 2015
In 2014 the 119 890 tonnes of fresh and chilled fishery was the lowest volume of fish catches since the beginning of statistical records (1969), showing a decrease of 17.1% vis-a-vis 2013. In 2014 the landed fish price (2.02 €/kg) increased by 19.1% towards 2013, due to a significant valuation of the most captured species, like sardine, horse mackerel, tuna, silver scabbard fish, hake and octopus. The significant drop in quantities was compensated by the considerable rise in fish price.
International trade balance deficit of the fishery activity had a worsening of 44 million Euros, reaching 662.5 million Euros.
The execution rate of the Fisheries operational program 2007-2013 (PROMAR) in 2014 was 69.4%, due to the high execution rates achieved in the measures of suppression (temporary or definitive) of capacity and fishery activity (Axis 01).