Sea fishing

1.099 tonnes fish landed in August

Agriculture & fishery
Sea fishing

Quantities of fish landed by Belgian vessels and sold in Belgian ports decreased to respectively 1,007, 923 and 917 tonnes in May, June and July but recovered to landings of 1,099 tonnes in August.

400 tonnes of plaice were landed in August.

The average value fluctuated sharply from January to August from 3.36 (January) to 5.16 (July) euro/kg. Due to the increased landings of shrimp in August, the price dropped to barely 4.05 euro/kg, while prices were still around 10 euro/kg in spring.

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Importance of the different species for the Belgian harbours according to the value of fish landed and sold 2017

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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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Evolutie 2017/2016
Quantity of fish sold (in tonnes) 17.469 18.786 15.548 17.340 15.998 19.284 18.158 16.635 16.648 +0,1%
Value of fish sold (in million euros) 62,5 77,9 64,8 64,1 56,5 68,1 67,4 65,0 67,2 +3,5%
* 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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Evolutie 2017/2016
Codfish 1.697 1.589 588 848 638 1.104 1.068 440 478 +8,7%
Whiting 424 298 237 216 265 262 252 279 178 -36,3%
Plaice 4.929 4.123 3.835 4.616 4.487 6.783 5.842 5.345 5.417 +1,3%
Sole 3.488 3.854 3.419 2.745 2.500 3.214 2.734 2.197 1.955 -11,0%
Turbot 284 297 272 322 299 344 360 401 436 +8,6%
Lemon sole 640 1.040 532 795 737 1.014 706 501 524 +4,7%
Ray 1.114 1.810 1.253 1.447 1.283 1.008 1.205 1.005 1.023 +1,8%
Shrimps 325 436 611 245 483 528 325 444 342 -23,1%
* 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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Evolutie 2017/2016
Codfish 2,6 2,6 3,3 2,9 2,8 2,5 2,7 3,2 3,0 -4,9%
Whiting 1,0 1,1 0,9 1,3 1,1 1,2 1,2 1,1 1,2 +2,8%
Plaice 1,7 1,9 1,3 1,3 1,2 1,3 1,5 1,6 1,9 +17,3%
Sole 8,3 10,1 10,6 10,3 9,5 9,5 10,4 11,4 11,5 +0,9%
Turbot 9,6 11,6 11,0 9,1 10,1 11,0 10,3 9,5 9,8 +2,8%
Lemon sole 4,2 4,0 4,4 3,5 3,5 4,3 5,7 5,2 5,2 -0,7%
Ray 1,9 1,7 2,2 2,0 2,2 2,2 2,1 2,4 2,4 +2,7%
Shrimps 4,4 3,0 2,5 4,9 4,9 3,8 5,0 7,1 7,4 +4,0%
* 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

Metadata

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16,648 tonnes of fish

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