Sea fishing

239 tonnes of sole landed in March

Agriculture & fishery
239 tonnes of sole landed in March

In March, 1,046 tonnes of fish were landed by Belgian vessels and sold in Belgian ports.

Sole remains in the lead among the fish species landed this month. With landings of 239 tonnes, it accounts for 23% of the total landings of fish sold.

Landings of plaice decreased to only 39 tonnes, accounting for a contribution of 4% of the total landings.

Landings of shrimp, which has been chosen by VLAM as fish species of the year 2022, amounted to 3 tonnes in March.

Table 1
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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 2015 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Evolution 2021/2020
Quantity of fish sold (in tonnes) 17,469 18,786 15,548 18,158 16,648 14,766 13,659 12,588 11,901 -5.5%
Value of fish sold (in million euros) 63 78 65 67 67 63 59 56 61 7.8%
* Source: Statbel (Directorate-General Statistics - Statistics Belgium) based on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Flemish public authority, AVKD.
Table 2
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Traded quantity (in tonnes) 2000 2005 2010 2015 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Evolution 2021/2020
Codfish 1,697 1,589 588 1,068 478 429 353 264 220 -16.7%
Whiting 424 298 237 252 178 195 165 198 179 -9.6%
Plaice 4,929 4,123 3,835 5,842 5,417 4,548 3,630 2,162 2,005 -7.3%
Sole 3,488 3,854 3,419 2,734 1,955 1,825 2,041 2,399 2,318 -3.4%
Turbot 284 297 272 360 436 316 267 242 220 -9.1%
Lemon sole 640 1,040 532 706 524 489 448 348 381 9.5%
Ray 1,114 1,810 1,253 1,205 1,023 1,022 1,254 1,395 1,157 -17.1%
Shrimps 325 436 611 325 342 830 509 312 362 16.0%
* Source: Statbel (Directorate-General Statistics - Statistics Belgium) based on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Flemish public authority, AVKD.
Table 3
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Average price in EUR/kg 2000 2005 2010 2015 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Evolution 2021/2020
Codfish 2.6 2.6 3.3 2.7 3.0 2.7 3.2 2.9 3.4 17.2%
Whiting 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.0 -9.1%
Plaice 1.7 1.9 1.2 1.5 1.9 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.4 9.1%
Sole 8.3 10.1 10.5 10.4 11.5 12.1 12.7 11.8 13.2 11.9%
Turbot 9.6 11.6 11.0 10.3 9.8 11.2 11.5 10.2 13.2 29.4%
Lemon sole 4.2 4.0 4.4 5.7 5.2 4.9 3.9 3.7 3.7 0.0%
Ray 1.9 1.7 2.2 2.1 2.4 2.2 1.9 1.8 2.6 44.4%
Shrimps 4.4 3.0 2.5 5.0 7.4 3.8 3.5 5.2 5.3 1.9%
* 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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