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Sea and freshwater fish catches


Data concerning fish catches include saltwater and freshwater fish, crustaceans, molluscs and other invertebrates in live weight and recreational catches where available. Data do not include aquatic mammals, aquatic plants, corals, pearls, sponges and crocodiles as well as all kinds of fish farming, of which mariculture and aquaculture. Data on sea fish include sea creatures. Data on freshwater fish include aquaculture production, commercial fishing and fishing. Data on freshwater fish exclude production of fish-stocking materials in ponds.

  • Regulation (EU) 2017/1004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 on the establishment of a Union framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector and support for scientific advice regarding the common fisheries policy and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 199/2008
    Place of publication: (Dz. Urz. UE L 157 z 20.06.2017, str. 1, z późn. zm.)

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Rolnictwa i Środowiska