354.6 Metric Tonnes Of Fish Landings In 2020

February 16, 2022

In 2020 there were a total of 354.6 metric tonnes of fish landings — including bait and shellfish — which was a decrease from the 376.6 metric tonnes recorded in 2019.

This is according to the recently released 2021 Environmental Statistics Compendium, which noted that “Fish landings, excluding bait and shellfish, totaled 289.7 metric tonnes [mT] in 2020, a decrease of 5.5% from 2019.

“Tuna and pelagic group remained the most popular catch at 143.9 mT, a decrease of 10.2% from 2019. In 2020, 342 registered fishermen spent a total of 67,325 hours at sea.”

Chart extracted from the report:

Quantity of fish landings by type 2016-2020

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  1. Ringmaster says:

    An average of 7 tonnes of fish a week, less in winter more in summer, sounds like a lot of fish. 50 tonnes of grouper? No wonder they are getting scarce. How accurate are the numbers, as I remember years ago fishermen making up catches to avoid losing their licence for not fishing.