Sea fishing

806 tonnes of fish landed in June

Agriculture & fishery
806 tonnes of fish landed in June

In June, the quantity of fish landed by Belgian vessels and sold in Belgian ports has decreased to 806 tonnes.

The landing of sole has decreased to 166 tonnes, but still accounts for a fifth of the quantity landed. Landings of plaice account for 30 % (245 tonnes) and ray for 8 % (67 tonnes).

Sole, which was worth € 13.3 per kilo in June, accounts for 56 % of the total value, and plaice for 14 %. Monkfish accounts for 5 % of the value, due to a landing of 21 tonnes and an average price of € 9.85 per kilo.

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Importance of the different species for the Belgian harbours according to the value of fish landed and sold 2018

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Fish landed by Belgian ships and sold in Belgium

Fish landed by Belgian ships and sold in Belgium 2000 2005 2010 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Evolution 2018/2017
Quantity of fish sold (in tonnes) 17.469 18.786 15.548 15.998 19.284 18.158 16.635 16.648 14.766 -11,3%
Value of fish sold (in million euros) 62,5 77,9 64,8 56,5 68,1 67,4 65,0 67,2 62,6 -6,8%
* Source: Statbel (Directorate-General Statistics - Statistics Belgium) based on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Flemish public authority, AVKD.
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Traded quantity (in tonnes) 2000 2005 2010 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Evolution 2018/2017
Codfish 1.697 1.589 588 638 1.104 1.068 440 478 429 -10,3%
Whiting 424 298 237 265 262 252 279 178 195 +9,6%
Plaice 4.929 4.123 3.835 4.487 6.783 5.842 5.345 5.417 4.548 -16,0%
Sole 3.488 3.854 3.419 2.500 3.214 2.734 2.197 1.955 1.825 -6,6%
Turbot 284 297 272 299 344 360 401 436 316 -27,5%
Lemon sole 640 1.040 532 737 1.014 706 501 524 489 -6,7%
Ray 1.114 1.810 1.253 1.283 1.008 1.205 1.005 1.023 1.022 -0,1%
Shrimps 325 436 611 483 528 325 444 342 830 +142,7%
* Source: Statbel (Directorate-General Statistics - Statistics Belgium) based on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Flemish public authority, AVKD.
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Average price in EUR/kg 2000 2005 2010 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Evolution 2018/2017
Codfish 2,6 2,6 3,3 2,8 2,5 2,7 3,2 3,0 2,7 -10,0%
Whiting 1,0 1,1 0,9 1,1 1,2 1,2 1,1 1,2 1,1 -8,3%
Plaice 1,7 1,9 1,2 1,2 1,3 1,5 1,6 1,9 2,4 +26,3%
Sole 8,3 10,1 10,5 9,4 9,5 10,4 11,4 11,5 12,1 +5,2%
Turbot 9,6 11,6 11,0 10,1 11,0 10,3 9,5 9,8 11,2 +14,3%
Lemon sole 4,2 4,0 4,4 3,5 4,3 5,7 5,2 5,2 4,9 -5,8%
Ray 1,9 1,7 2,2 2,2 2,2 2,1 2,4 2,4 2,2 -8,3%
Shrimps 4,4 3,0 2,5 4,9 3,8 5,0 7,1 7,4 3,8 -48,6%
* Source: Statbel (Directorate-General Statistics - Statistics Belgium) based on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Flemish public authority, AVKD.

Purpose and brief description

Quantity and value of the fish landed and traded in Belgium. Distribution according to the ports of supply and the fish species

Population

All sea fishing boats

Frequency

Monthly

Timing publication

Results available 3 months after the reference period.

Definitions

Total amount kg : Quantity of fish supplied and traded

Total value EUR : Value of fish supplied and traded

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