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Tuna & Anchovy Catch Down but 4% More Fish Caught in Croatia

gk5There was 4% increase in the number of fish caught in Croatian waters last year, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics said on Monday…

In 2014 there were 88,847 tonnes of fish and sea organisms caught, up 4% from the year previous. Out of the total amount, pelagic fish made up 71,740 tonnes, whilst 2,224 tonnes of pelagic fish was reared in fish farms in the Adriatic coast, bringing the total catch and production of pelagic fish in 2014 to 73,964 tonnes.

When it came to specific species, the number of bluefin tuna caught had decreased last year by 13%, as did the number of anchovies, which dropped by 3%.

As well as more fish being caught, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics data revealed that there had also been an increase in the number of commercial fishermen. The number of fishing vessels also had increased – up 79% to 7,733.

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