Ukrainian fish catch amounted to 19.2 thousand tons

Source : 112 Ukraine

In 2015 Ukraine harvested 19.2 thousand tons of saltwater and freshwater fish
14:45, 22 July 2015

As stated by State Agency of Fisheries, this year rates of landed fish shows as a positive dynamics. It was achieved by increasing the catch of species like sprat, goby, and silver carp. The total saltwater and freshwater fish catch remains at the level of 2014 - 35 096 thousand tons.
The absence of growth in total fish catch is caused by the transfer of ocean vessels ship in freight and non-reporting the Ukrainian statistical authorities, according to State Agency of Fisheries
At the same time, Ukraine doubled the catch of krill in the world open oceans, compared to 2014, amounted to 13.4 thousand tons.
Inland fishery tends to decline, as the catch is 5.9 thousand tons, which is 10% less than the same period last year. This decrease is provoked by the situation in the east and the energy prices rise.
The volume of commodity fish products also reduced by 22.8%, which is associated with a decrease in the purchasing power.

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